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"Drive Sober" Sheriff's Road Safety Campaign

Sangamon County law enforcement agencies are joining forces to tackle the issue of impaired driving as summer draws to a close and the Labor Day weekend approaches. The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the Illinois State Police and fellow law enforcement statewide, is intensifying efforts to prevent impaired driving and ensure public safety.

Sheriff Jack Campbell emphasized the importance of responsible behavior: "Prioritizing safety is a collective endeavor. If you plan to consume alcohol or substances that impair, arrange for a sober ride home. Let’s forge a partnership between motorists and law enforcement to eliminate the perils of impaired driving."

The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will run through Sept. 5, with heightened roadside safety checks, increased police presence, and amplified awareness about the hazards of impaired driving. Seat belt enforcement, particularly during nighttime, and vigilance against speeding and distraction are additional focal points.

Federal highway safety funds, administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, bolster the Labor Day enforcement initiatives: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and "Drive High. Get a DUI.”


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