Buffalo Grove Police Increase Enforcement for Halloween

NHS1-37222-City-17x11-prThis Halloween, the Buffalo Grove Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort - and gives a warning to all partygoers to, ‘keep the party off the road’.

“Driving while alcohol- or drug-impaired is deadly; it is illegal and it will get you pulled over and arrested this Halloween,” said Sergeant Michelle Kondrat.

Impaired driving not only puts the driver and their passengers at risk, but also everyone else on the road around them. If citizens observe a potentially impaired driver, they are asked to call 911 as soon as it is safe to report what they saw.

Should the driver be arrested for DUI, the caller can be rewarded with $100 from the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists “Drunkbusters” program.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign works to keep everyone safe on the roads and urges motorists to follow the additional safety tips below:

  • If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver, take public transportation or a car service, or call a sober friend or family member to get home safely.
  • If someone is observed attempting to drive while impaired, help them get home safely.

This law enforcement crackdown is made possible by federal traffic safety funds provided through the Illinois Department of Transportation, and runs from October 19 through November 3, 2019.