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DECATUR — Officers made 25 driving under the influence arrests during a recent traffic enforcement campaign, according to a news release from the Decatur Police Department.

From Dec. 17 to Jan. 1, officers conducted additional traffic enforcement as part of the Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, Decatur police Sgt. Steve Hagemeyer said in a statement.

Decatur police joined the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries and deaths by arresting impaired drivers and issuing seat belt and other vehicle code violations, Hagemeyer said.

During the 16-day campaign, Decatur police issued:

  • 25 DUI arrests
  • 4 Seat belt citations
  • 9 Suspended/revoked licenses
  • 14 Uninsured motorists
  • 38 Speeding citations
  • 3 Drug arrests.
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Driving drug or alcohol impaired is illegal and can result in a DUI arrest because it’s dangerous and irresponsible, Hagemeyer said. Additionally, all vehicle occupants, regardless of seating position, are required to wear properly adjusted seat belts.

“Our officers are committed year-round. If you drive impaired, you will be arrested,” said Hagemeyer, the department's DUI coordinator.

The Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort is financed with federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.


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