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State police will increase DUI enforcement Saturday

August 25, 2018

Illinois State Police officials announced plans for increased enforcement of impaired driving laws Saturday ahead of Labor Day weekend.

Troopers across the state will join county and local law enforcement agencies as part of the Saturation Saturday initiative for increased enforcement Saturday evening into Sunday morning, according to a state police news release.

Saturation Saturday is a statewide initiative with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to raise awareness on the dangers of impaired driving and increase enforcement to remove and arrest individuals driving under the influence, according to the release.

The initiative will run in conjunction with the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs through Sept. 4, which the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office also is participating in. The crackdown through the holiday weekend will include drunken, unbuckled and distracted driving, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s office officials said in the release that residents should designate a sober driver and not let friends or family members drive drunk this Labor Day weekend.

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