CAMPTON HILLS – The Campton Hills Police Department charged two motorists with drunk driving during a special holiday enforcement period, Chief Dan Hoffman said Tuesday in a news release.
“We warned partygoers not to drink and drive, and we backed it up with aggressive enforcement,” Hoffman said.
“These offenders needed to realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences, and hopefully, now that they have been arrested, they will not put themselves and others at risk by driving drunk again.”
The enforcement period – which began Dec. 20 and ended Sunday – was paid for by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation. It was part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.
The drivers charged with DUI had blood-alcohol concentrations of more than the legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to the release.
“Drunk driving is deadly dangerous, and people can get too wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make bad decisions,” Hoffman said. “The bottom line is if you have been celebrating the holidays with alcohol, you don’t belong behind the wheel. Never drink and drive.”