Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day 2023

August 16, 2023
labor day drive sober - Copy Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2023 Results
The Arlington Heights Police Department recently completed enforcement activities relating to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) designated Labor Day  Enforcement Campaign. The campaign was conducted from August 18th, 2023 through September 5th, 2023.

The primary focus was to identify and apprehend motorists who chose to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, without using their safety belts, or were committing licensing, equipment or other miscellaneous Illinois Vehicle Code
traffic violations.

Enforcement activities resulted in the following cumulative arrests and citations:
  •  97 = Cell Phone Use
  •  87 = Failure to Wear Seat Belt
  •  30 = Equipment Violations
  •  31 = Registration-related Violations
  •  12 = Child Safety Seats
  •  9 = Speeding
  •  1 = Driving Under Influence
  •  1 = Unlicensed Drivers License
  •  1 = Suspended Drivers Licenses
The Arlington Heights Police Department is committed to traffic safety and will continue to be an active participant in IDOT’s grant programs by participating in the upcoming Child Safety Seat enforcement campaign. Any questions regarding the Labor Day Enforcement Campaign please contact: Sgt. Russ Mandel (847-368-5300)

Labor Day Pre-Campaign Press Release
As families and friends plan their end-of-summer celebrations for Labor Day weekend, Arlington Heights Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and law enforcement across the state to stop impaired driving and help save lives.

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign runs from August 18 through the early-morning hours of September 5. During this period, law enforcement will be stepping up efforts focused on impaired, unbuckled and distracted drivers.

Before the party starts, remember to designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive impaired. Other important tips include:
  • If you’re hosting, make sure all your guests designate a sober driver in advance, or arrange ride-sharing or another sober ride home. Also, serve lots of food and include non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
  • If you do not have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home, call a cab, or stay where you are and sleep it off until you are sober.
  • Don’t let friends leave your sight if you think they are about to drive impaired.
  • Always buckle up – it is your best defense in a crash.
The Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. For further information contact Sergeant Russ Mandel 847-368-5300