The Berwyn Police Department Wishes Everyone Safe and Happy Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us and if you’re celebrating with a drink, The Berwyn Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from and into the New Year. Seat belt law violators will also be a focus as far too many still die because they failed to take the simple step of buckling up every time they get in a vehicle. “It’s time for all drivers to get the message,” said Chief James Ritz. “Drunk driving is a choice you make, and when you make that choice, people get hurt or die. That’s why we’re joining with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and law enforcement throughout Illinois and the nation to share the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Please follow these tips to keep the holidays safe and happy:

  • Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk – or worse, the risk of having a crash.
  • If you will be drinking, plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins. Don’t drive.
  • If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.

Remember, driving after drinking should never be an option. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket.

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