SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Police Department will conduct patrols to focus on impaired drivers and to encourage people to wear their seatbelts because St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays of the year.
The number of drunk drivers is to blame, according to a Sycamore Police Department news release.
Sycamore Police are warning those who plan to drink or use another “impairing substance,” to plan ahead for a sober ride home to get back safely.
“We urge our community residents and visitors to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day responsibly,” Sycamore Police Sgt. Joe Meeks said in the news release.
Sycamore Police said people who don’t have a designated sober driver to call a cab, use a ride-sharing service, call a sober friend or family member for a ride home, or stay where they are and sleep it off, the release states.
For those walking, Sycamore Police warns them to keep an eye out for cars. Those driving should be alert for impaired walkers. They may not obey street signs or signals.
Source: The Daily Chronicle