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QPD joins statewide 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' crackdown


Starting Friday night, you may notice more police out on the roads. It's all a part of the annual Illinois 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign.

Quincy police will be out in full force looking for drunk drivers and will arrest anyone driving with a blood alcohol more than .08.

"A lot of people are having end of the summer parties. We definitely just want people to be aware of what they're doing, have a designated driver before they go out and not to drive impaired," said Officer Kelly VanderMaiden.

Officers say they will also be stepping up seat belt law enforcement, especially in the late night hours.

"In Illinois, both front seat and rear seat passengers have to wear their seatbelts," said VanderMaiden. "So, officers will be looking for those violations as well."

The campaign runs through Labor Day, which officers say is one of the worst times of the year for drunk driving deaths.

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