Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, The Villa Park Department is reminding motorists to plan ahead for a sober ride home to keep celebrations from turning deadly.
“We understand people are looking for a reason to celebrate, but we urge you to do so safely,” said Sgt. James Cihak. “While festivities may look different this year, the basics remain the same: If you’ll be drinking or using cannabis or another impairing substance, make the right choice to find a sober driver to get you and your friends home safely.”
In addition to patrolling for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers, the Villa Park Police Department will be stepping up seat belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat belt usage rates are lowest. Speed limits and distracted driving laws will also be strictly enforced.