Courtesy Village of Riverside
Riverside Police announced the results of the St. Patrick’s Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown on Drunk Drivers. The St. Patrick’s Day campaign was designed to lower motor vehicle fatalities due to not buckling up or driving while under the influence.
“Riverside Police made 2 DUI arrests and seven other significant arrests while conducting the most recent St. Patrick’s Day campaign of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket,” said Sergeant Leo Kotor. Most of the arrests were made after midnight. In addition, there were forty- nine speeding citations written during this traffic enforcement campaign.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort that ran from March 11 through St. Patrick’s Day.
Riverside Police joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in conducting the crackdown campaign. It featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities such as a strategic media campaign and additional enforcement activity.
Extra emphasis was given to late-night hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest motorists buckle up.
This law enforcement crackdown was funded by a federal traffic safety grant through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.