Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over St. Patrick's Day Campaign

March 10, 2023
drive sober st pats 2023 news item This St. Patrick’s Day, a designated driver is your lucky charm

This St. Patrick’s Day, make your own luck by designating a sober driver. If you’ll be drinking, using cannabis or partaking of any other impairing substance, planning ahead is the best way to ensure you and your friends make it home safely.

In addition to looking for alcohol and drug impaired drivers, the Arlington Heights Police Department will be stepping up Seat Belt, Speeding, and Distracted Driving enforcement. Other traffic laws will also be strictly enforced.

The campaign runs March 10 through 18, 2023.

While designating a sober driver is the simplest way to avoid a tragic crash or DUI arrest, here are some additional tips to help you keep yourself and others safe:
• If a friend is about to drive impaired, take their keys and help them get home safely.
• Buckle up. It’s your best defense in the event of a crash.
• Remember, pedestrians are at risk, too. If you’re walking, keep an eye out for cars. If you’re driving, remain alert for impaired walkers who may not obey street signs.

The St. Patrick’s Day enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. For further information please contact: Sergeant Russ Mandel at 847-368-5300