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QPD starts DUI and seatbelt campaign

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Starting Monday Quincy Police Department begin a crackdown on DUI and seat belt violation campaign.

Quincy Police have received a STEP grant.  The money allows the department to put officers on the road especially focusing on DUI's and seat belt violations. The intent is get people driving smart and sober as we begin the holiday season.
General manager Rick Putnam at Buffalo Wild Wings said he's had to step in for people more often than most would think.

"Yeah actually it does happen fairly frequently. We'll watch and if the table is starting to get a little loud, I'll make sure the server talks to them first. See who is driving or do they have plans on how they are going to get home."

QPD said it wants to get the word out early so that people will think twice about getting behind the wheel. Officers say you really need to think about the other people on the road that could be at risk before you make a poor decision.  


Deputy Chief of Operations Curt Kelty said they just want the community to take the campaign in.

"We would like to see people comply with the laws. During holiday times, it seems like there is an uptake in drinking and parties. We would like to see people use designated drivers, make their plans so they don't leave a place. Maybe if they go, like on new years for instance, when we do that campaign, somewhere they can spend the night."


Kelty said the goal is hoping that everyone tries to be a little more safe, which will overall make the roads a lot more safe.
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