EDWARDSVILLE – The Edwardsville Police Department issued a reminder that it will be out in force on Halloween keeping the neighborhoods safe with its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
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“If your plans include partying this Halloween, make sure you designate a sober driver to get you home safely,” said Lt. Chris Byrne. “Don’t put yourself, or others, at risk by driving impaired.”
Each year throughout Illinois, hundreds die in impaired-driving crashes, while others face the ramifications of a DUI, including jail time, loss of license, and thousands of dollars spent on attorney’s fees, fines, and lost wages.
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Lt. Chris Byrne
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign urges everyone to follow these simple tips to help keep our roads safe during Halloween:
- Plan a safe way to get home before you attend a party.
- Designate a sober driver, take public transportation, use your favorite ride-sharing service or call a sober friend or family member to get home.
- Walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as driving impaired. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
- If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as it is safe to do so.
- If you see an impaired person about to drive, take steps to help them get home safely.
- Buckle up: It’s your best defense against impaired drivers.
- The Halloween enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
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