North Aurora police to target drunken driving

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – From Friday through Jan. 5, North Aurora police officers will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunken drivers, according to a news release.

The statewide crackdown will include high-visibility alcohol and seat-belt enforcement throughout North Aurora.

North Aurora Police Chief David Summer said officers will be aggressively looking for drunken drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk. Front and back seat belt law violators will be ticketed, he said.

“You’ll see us making lots of stops during this highly visible enforcement period, and if we suspect anyone is driving while intoxicated, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk driving,” Summer said in a news release.

The law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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