For Immediate Release
Mattoon Police Department Announces Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Results
Mattoon, IL. – The Mattoon Police Department today announced that it showed zero tolerance for impaired driving during the Labor Day holiday, arresting 3 offenders for the potentially deadly crime. One of those impaired drivers was arrested, during the “Saturation Saturday,” August 25th, a statewide initiative to raise awareness on the impaired driving and increase enforcement to remove and arrest individuals driving under the influence, which was spearheaded by the Illinois Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Additionally, there were 2 drug arrests, 1 felony arrest, 2 citations for driving while license suspended, and 6 seat belt citations issued.
“The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign gives us the opportunity to help spread the message that preventing impaired driving is a matter of Life or Death,” said Capt. Ray Hall.
The Mattoon Police Department partnered with law enforcement around the state for Illinois’ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day safety campaign, ramping up its usual enforcement efforts from Aug. 20 through Sept. 4 with the addition of three Saturation patrols.
The Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal dollars managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.