The Rockford Police Department made four DUI and two aggravated DUI arrests during the recent St. Patrick’s Day enforcement effort.
In addition to DUI charges, Rockford Police partnered with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office for a special “No Refusal Weekend” law enforcement traffic detail. Rockford Police handled two refusals, both of which resulted in felony obstructing justice charges.
Impaired driving causes tragedies year round. According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,265 people died in impaired driving crashes on our nation’s roads in 2015.
“DUI arrests are very preventable,” said Traffic Sergeant Ben Boeke. “Don’t ever get behind the wheel when impaired by alcohol, drugs or both. It takes everyone doing their part to make zero fatalities a reality in Illinois.”
Rockford Police Department joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in the St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown.
The enforcement effort was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns
Related: The Winnebago County Sheriff Results