Lake County Drunk Driving That Leads To Accidents

Lake County drunk driving, as well as throughout Illinois, continues to be a significant traffic safety hazard. As seen in Lake County there have been many accidents involving drunk drivers. On this site, alcohol-impaired driving accidents are summarized in posts found under the DUI category.  As seen in those posts, these crashes often result in serious injuries, and some result in fatalities. [Another source that discusses various alleged Lake County drunk driving incidents is the July 9, 2018 Lake Forest Patch article titled “Hit-And-Run Drunk Driver Had Over Triple Legal Limit: LF Blotter.”]

Drunk driving is often prevalent during holiday periods. The Illinois Department of Transportation has issued a media release on December 27, 2018 titled “Remain the life of the party, drive sober” with regard to drunk driving over the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday.

Notable excerpts include:

“Last year, six people died on our roads over New Year’s, and four of those deaths were alcohol-related,” said Cynthia Watters, IDOT’s bureau chief of Safety Programs and Engineering. “It’s everyone’s responsibility to make good decisions before getting behind the wheel. It really is a matter of life or death — yours as well as others.”

The holiday campaign features the familiar “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” messages. In addition to DUI and seat belt offenders, law enforcement will show zero tolerance for speeding, distracted driving and other offenses.

Also included in the media release are suggestions for safe driving over the New Year’s holiday period.

Additional details regarding Lake County drunk driving can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


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