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06/18/19 Press Release from the Villa Park Police Department:
The Villa Park Police Department has announced plans for the July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run from June 17 though July 8 to encompass three summer weekends leading up to and after Independence Day.
"We're asking all of our residents and visitors to celebrate Independence Day safely," said Sgt. James Cihak. "It's simple: if you're driving, don't drink or use drugs. Our officers will be out in full force to keep impaired drivers off the road."
The Villa Park Police Department will join the Illinois State Police and more than 160 local police and sheriff's departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort.
"This Fourth of July, designate a sober driver and don't let friends or family members drive under the influence," said Sgt. Cihak.
Other important tips include:
The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" campaigns are made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign reminding motorists that impaired driving has life or death consequences. Visit lifeordeathillinois.com for more information.