Williamson County Sheriff’s Office to run safety campaign June 16 through July 5

Police Lights (Source: Pexels/Cottonbro)
Police Lights (Source: Pexels/Cottonbro)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will run a safety campaign from June 16 through the early-morning hours of July 5 to focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers.

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office joins the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local police and sheriff’s departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort.

Tips for a happy and safe holiday:

  • Designate a sober driver and give them your keys before you go out.
  • Don’t let friends or family members drive under the influence.
  • If you are drunk or impaired by marijuana or other drugs, calla taxi, take mass transit, use your favorite ride-sharing app, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
  • Promptly report drunk drivers to law enforcement by pulling over and dialing 911.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seatbelt. It’snot only the law, but also your best defense against an impaired driver.

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” “Drive High Get a DUI” and “Click It or Ticket” programs are made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The enforcement period runs concurrently with IDOT’s media campaign, reminding drivers that “It’s Not a Game” to drive impaired.

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