Lake County holiday traffic enforcement campaign underway
Lake County is in the middle of a safety enforcement campaign focused on preventing and stopping impaired driving over the holiday season.
The enforcement campaign began Dec. 18 and will continue into 2018, a county release said.
"Motorists will see increased traffic safety enforcement,” Sheriff Mark Curran said in the release. “Deputies will focus on those driving impaired, distracted, or without a seat belt. If you plan to drink, plan for a safe ride home. Today, there are more transportation options than ever – find one you're comfortable with and use it.”
The release said that driving impaired poses a substantial risk to the driver, passengers and other motorists. In addition to the risk of injury and death, impaired driving also comes with the risk of legal consequences, including loss of driver’s licenses, legal charges and significant expenses due to legal fees and court costs, amongst other factors.
The Lake County police advise those who will be drinking over the holidays to plan ahead for a safe trip home and to prevent those who they encounter over the season from driving while impaired. The police also encouraged those who see impaired drivers on the road to call law enforcement.