MORRIS – As part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office was out this holiday season working to save lives by keeping drunken drivers off our roads.
“Too often, drivers get wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make the foolish decision to drive after drinking,” Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan said.“But no one should ever drive impaired by alcohol or drugs. Always hand the keys to a sober driver or face the consequences. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
From Dec. 16, 2016, through Jan. 1, 2017, Grundy County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested three drivers who had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) over the legal limit of 0.08. In addition, 87 drivers and passengers received citations for not wearing seat belts, and 22 individuals were cited or arrested for drug offenses.
“To help Illinois drive zero fatalities to reality, we warned partygoers to never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs or face the consequences if they did – and we kept our word,” Callahan said. “These offenders now realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences, and we hope they will never put themselves or others at risk by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs again.