Between Nov. 18 to Dec. 1, LITH Police stopped and arrested three drunken drivers who had blood alcohol concentrations over the legal limit of 0.08 grams per deciliter, according to a news release issued by Sgt. Eric Decker, who oversees the LITH Traffic Unit.
“Drunk driving is deadly dangerous, and people can get too wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make bad decisions,” Decker said.
“The bottom line is if you have been celebrating the holidays with alcohol, you don’t belong behind the wheel. Never drink and drive.”
During the holiday season, reducing the deadly dangers from drunk drivers was a top priority as Lake in the Hills Police was out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk
“We warned partygoers not to drink and drive, and we backed it up with aggressive enforcement,” said James Wales Director of Police and Public Safety.
“These offenders needed to realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences, and hopefully, now that they have been arrested, they will not put themselves and others at risk by driving drunk again.”
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns, the release said.