Three DUI arrests made on New Year’s Eve as part of year-end traffic safety push
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Rockford police participated in the year-end traffic safety push called “Drive to Survive.”
The enforcement campaign was designed to lower traffic vehicle fatalities caused by not buckling up or driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol.
Extra emphasis was given to the late-night hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest motorists buckle up.
In Rockford, three DUI arrests were made on New Year’s Eve. With funding by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the following other arrests were made during this campaign: one DUI, six speeding violations, five seat belt violations, two suspended drivers, two insurance violations and six other traffic violations.
This law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety grants through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.
Posted Jan. 2, 2013
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