A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Crystal Lake Police says celebrate safely this Super Bowl Weekend
Police and safety officials in Crystal Lake announced today it will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend cracking down on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators.
The Crystal Lake Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and law enforcement agencies across the State to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt and impaired driving laws both day and night.
The Crystal Lake Police Department requests designating a sober driver and not letting friends drive drunk are just two of several simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest due to drunk driving. Other important tips include:
• Call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely;
• Report drunk drivers to law enforcement;
• Spend the night where the activity is being held and sleep it off;
• Always buckle up – it’s your best defense against a drunk driver.
Crystal Lake Police are also encouraging the public to dial 911 to report suspected drunk or otherwise impaired or dangerous drivers. To encourage drivers with cellular phones to call, the Crystal Lake Police Department has partnered with the Alliance against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) in promoting their “Drunkbusters” program.
AAIM gives $100 to tipsters whose calls lead to DUI arrests. For more information on the “Drunkbusters” program, including tips on how to recognize a possibly intoxicated driver, visit the AAIM website at www.aaim1.org or call the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.
The Crystal Lake Police Departments Super Bowl enforcement effort is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
For more information about the Click It or Ticket and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over statewide campaigns, please visit www.buckleupillinois.org.