Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and hundreds of other local police agencies announced Wednesday the kick-off effort to take drunk drivers off Illinois roads during the holiday season. The end of year campaign comes on the heels of data recently released showing an increase in Illinois' drunk driving fatalities during 2012. The 2013 holiday safety campaign features the familiar "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" messages with stepped up DUI and seat belt law enforcement patrols. In conjunction with this campaign, Morton Police also announced from December 20 to January 5th they will be out in force to crackdown on drunk drivers. The department promises zero tolerance for drunk drivers. Morton Police say being arrested for driving drunk brings a wide range of negative consequences including possible jail time, loss of drivers licenses, and financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of a job.
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