LITH police plan Super Bowl enforcement

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Super Bowl is America’s most popular national sporting event. All across the country, millions of people gather to socialize and watch the big game.

The U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with support from the National Football League and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management Coalition, have joined with Lake in the Hills police to spread a safety message about designating a sober driver on Super Bowl Sunday – Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

“The men and women of the Lake in the Hills Police Department will be out to stop anyone who decides to drink and drive,” said James Wales, director of police and public safety.

This enforcement campaign will be Feb. 3. Lake in the Hills police will focus on removing intoxicated motorists from roadways, enforcing speed limits, looking for seat-belt violators and making this time of year safe for all motorists.

Lake in the Hills Police conducted their last enforcement campaign from Dec. 17 through Jan. 1 – the Holiday Enforcement period.

During that time, the Lake in the Hills officers conducted 54 extra hours of enforcement patrols. Three motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, one person was arrested in connection with driving with a suspended or revoked license, one person was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana, and 54 drivers were stopped for traffic violations.

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