Gurnee Police to Conduct Halloween Enforcement Period

From Oct. 26 through November 2, the Gurnee Police Department will be conducting additional occupant protection and impaired driver enforcement patrols over the Halloween holiday.

Even if you drive impaired and aren’t killed or seriously injured, you could end up paying $18,000 or more and lose your driving privileges for up to a year for just one DUI. – Gurnee Police

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015, 10,625 people were killed in drunk driving crashes (crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol content of .08 or above) in the United States.

Even if you drive impaired and aren’t killed or seriously injured, you could end up paying $18,000 or more and lose your driving privileges for up to a year for just one DUI.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign works to keep everyone safe on the roads and urges everyone to follow these simple tips:

  • Plan a safe way to get home before you attend the party.
  • Designate a sober driver, take public transportation, a car service, or a call a sober friend of family member to get 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 someone you think is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them get home safely.

These special enforcement activities are funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with the goal to remove impaired drivers and improve occupant protection use during the overnight hours.

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