Naperville rounds up DUI drivers in St. Pat’s weekend crackdown

The Naperville police crackdown on drunken driving over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend included six arrests made for the driving under the influence.

“The department made six DUI arrests and two other significant arrests during the recent St. Patrick’s Day weekend DUI enforcement campaign,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Al Trotsky.

Eight of the arrests were made after midnight. In addition, the department issued 14 seat belt violations, of which eight occurred during night time hours.

There were a total of 76 traffic citations that were issued during the enforcement campaign.

The Naperville Police Department joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in the Illinois St. Patrick’s Day campaign. The campaign featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities which included a strategic media campaign as well as additional enforcement activity, police said.

The traffic enforcement campaign took place as data shows a recent increase in drunk driving fatalities in Illinois.

This law enforcement initiative was funded by federal traffic safety grants through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.