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Thanksgiving: DUI & Speeding Crackdown

On Behalf of | Nov 25, 2015 | DUI & Traffic Defense |

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busy holiday driving period where officers will be cracking down on DUI and Speeding. High traffic volumes are expected on roadways throughout Illinois. As traffic volumes increase so does the chance you will be involved in a serious traffic accident.  Local police departments and the Illinois State Police will be cracking down on DUI and Speeding offenses this holiday season.

The Illinois State Police troopers will be extra vigilant during the holiday period. Officers will be conducting road side safety checks and participating in additional traffic enforcement details to identify what they describe as the fatal four moving violations: Speeding, DUI, Distracted Driving, and Seatbelts.   Officers also will enforce the “move over law” which requires that motorists approaching an emergency vehicle stopped on the roadway to reduce their speed, change lanes if possible, and proceed with caution.

In Oak lawn, Illinois, the police department announced that their officers will be “aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the holiday seasons.” Sgt. Michael Acke states, “You’ll see us making lots of stops during this highly visible enforcement period and our officers will show zero tolerance.”  The crackdown is part of a larger campaign of “Get Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Check out the federally funded campaign: Get Sober or Get Pulled Over

If you or a friend is arrested for DUI or Speeding get aggressive legal representation. It is my experience that officers overreach during “crack downs.”  DUI and Speeding convictions can carry serious direct and collateral consequences.  For a free consultation call Richard at 630-917-2051 or email him at Richard@fenbertlaw.

We represent men, women, and juveniles charged in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Skokie, Naperville, Wheaton, Rolling Meadows, Bridgeview, Maywood, Oak Park, Oaklawn, Cook County, Du Page County, Will County, Lake County, other cities and counties throughout Illinois.