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Oswego Police Stepping up St. Patrick's DUI Patrol

Mar 14, 2015 07:48AM ● By Steven Jack

Oswego Police Department will conduct special patrols this St. Patricks Day weekend to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motorists also will be ticketed.

"We are reminding everyone this weekend through St. Patricks Day to drive sober and buckle up,” said Chief Jeff Burgner. "If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate a sober driver before the party begins. Be responsible or risk a DUI." 

The extra DUI patrols begin Saturday, March 14, and will continue through Tuesday, March 17. In addition to looking for drunk drivers, Oswego Police will be stepping up seat belt enforcement particularly at night when seat belt usage rates are lowest.

The St. Patricks Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through IDOTs Division of Transportation Safety.”