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'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' a Success

Jan 3, 2017

As part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office was out this holiday season working to save lives by keeping drunk drivers off our roads.

From Dec. 16, 2016, through Jan. 1, 2017, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office arrested three drivers who had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) over the legal limit of 0.08. In addition, 13 arrests were made for driving while license suspended or revoked. Citations were issued for the following: 18 citations for speeding, 9 citations for other moving violations, 4 citations for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and 4 citations for illegal use of a cell phone. An additional citation was issued to a passenger who wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

“To help Illinois drive zero fatalities to reality, we warned partygoers to never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs or face the consequences if they did — and we kept our word,” Sheriff Mike McCoy said. “These offenders now realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences, and we hope they will never put themselves or others at risk by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs again.

“Too often, drivers get wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make the foolish decision to drive after drinking,” Sheriff McCoy said. “But no one should ever drive impaired by alcohol or drugs. Always hand the keys to a sober driver or face the consequences. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

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