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DeKalb County Sheriff's Office warns holiday travelers to drive safe

SYCAMORE – Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to drive safely.

The sheriff’s office is focusing on impaired and unbuckled drivers, so remember the “Click it or Ticket,” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” slogans.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Burgh said holiday traffic brings an increased risk for accidents.

“To ensure your family makes it to and from your Thanksgiving feast without incident, make a conscious choice to buckle up and plan ahead for a sober ride home,” he said.

In 2018 there were 15 car collision fatalities throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Illinois, according to Illinois Department of Transportation. Five of the 15 deaths occurred in crashes involving at least one driver who had been drinking.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across the state to crack down on impaired and unbuckled drivers, which will start Nov. 22 and end after the early morning hours on Dec. 2.

Contact Lt. Burgh at 815-895-7220, email him at jburgh@dekalbcounty.org or visit lifeordeathIllinois.com for more information.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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