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Sheriff Releases Holiday Traffic Enforcement Numbers

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement across the state for the holiday "Drive Sober

or Get Pulled Over" drunk-driving enforcement campaign.


From Dec. 15 through Jan. 2, the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office showed zero tolerance for impaired driving. Deputies issued 14 citations for seatbelts, 18 citations for speeding, 2 citations for distracted driving, and 14 other citations for numerous offenses.


We need to drive this message home: Impaired driving is seriously risky business. It's illegal, and it endangers the driver, their passengers, and everyone else on the road," said Sheriff Jack Campbell. "The 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign helps our law enforcement deal with this problem head-on. If you're under the influence, don't get behind the wheel."


The holiday enforcement campaign is administered by IDOT with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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