Decatur Police Increase DUI and Seat Belt Enforcement

Decatur Police Increase DUI and Seat Belt Enforcement

May 14,2019 – As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Decatur Police Department says there will be no tolerance for seat belt and DUI Violations. Their enforcement campaign will take place now through Memorial Day one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. 

“Our officers see firsthand the tragedy when people drink and drive,” said Sgt. Steve Hagemeyer. “We need our citizens to slow down and remember: It’s up to them to make the smart decision to drive sober. As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, we want to make sure people are doing everything they can to stay safe when traveling.”

Decatur Police say they will be taking a no-excuses approach, writing citations day and night. Motorists and passengers not wearing their seat belt will be ticketed, and those caught driving impaired will be arrested. 

“Please help us spread this life-saving message before one more friend or family member is killed simply because they failed to buckle up or drove impaired,” said Sgt. Hagemeyer. “Seat belts save lives, and every vehicle occupant—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up, every trip, every time.”