SG Police receive DUI enforcement grant

By on March 2, 2013

SUGAR GROVE—The Kane County DUI Task Force on Feb. 14 awarded the Sugar Grove Police Department $8,200 for DUI enforcement. This funding will be used to pay officers on special DUI patrols scheduled at dates and times when the village experiences a greater likelihood of impaired drivers on the roadways. The special enforcement dates include, but may not be limited to the following:

• NCAA Basketball Championship
(Final Four)
• Independence Day (4th of July)
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving eve
• New Year’s Eve
• Super Bowl Sunday
• St. Patrick’s Day

These DUI patrols may not have been possible without the assistance of the Kane County DUI Task Force.

“With over 32 percent of traffic accidents that involve fatalities, it was found that the offending driver was impaired, (so) it is vital that our officers remove and deter intoxicated motorists,” Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels said. “Therefore this funding assists our officers in completing this important goal.”