The Peru Police Department is giving fair warning of an upcoming crackdown on impaired drivers and seatbelt-law violators.
The department will run the safety campaign from June 17 through July 8.
Peru Police Deputy Chief Bob Pyszka puts it clearly: If you’re driving, don’t drink or use drugs. He says to designate a sober driver, or call a ride-sharing service or a friend to get you home safely. He also urges you to report any drunk drivers by pulling over and calling 9-1-1. And Pyszka says to make sure you wear your seatbelt. Not only is it the law, but it’s also the best defense against an impaired driver.
The Peru crackdown is part of the state’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns. The Illinois Department of Transportation administers federal funding for the programs.