Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934
Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators
From December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016 the Champaign Police Department participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns. The local effort was part of a nationwide campaign in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and law enforcement agencies across Illinois to help deter the number of impaired drivers and seat belt violators. The increase in holiday celebrations very unfortunately also increases the number of drunk-driving related crashes. The zero tolerance campaign seeks to help eliminate those numbers through education and increased traffic enforcement.
During the campaign, officers from the Champaign Police Department issued the following number of citations:
DUIs – 1
Seat belt violations – 18
Cell phone violations – 6
Insurance violations – 2
Suspended/Revoked license – 2
Champaign Police reminds motorists to always wear a seatbelt and to help keep our roads safe by steering away from drinking and driving.
This safety initiative was coordinated by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.