Six people face drunken driving charges following an enforcement period in Montgomery during the holidays.
“We warned partygoers not to drink and drive, and we backed it up with aggressive enforcement,” said Montgomery Police Chief Dan Meyers in a written statement of the nearly 20-day crackdown. “These offenders needed to realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences, and hopefully, now that they have been arrested, they will not put themselves and others at risk by driving drunk again.”
“Drunk driving is deadly dangerous and people can get too wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make bad decisions,” Meyers said. “The bottom line is if you have been celebrating the holidays with alcohol, you don’t belong behind the wheel. Never drink and drive.”
Federal dollars through the Illinois Department of Transportation funded the enforcement, which was a part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns. It ran from Dec. 20, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014.
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