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Impaired Driving

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The Evanston Police Department maintains zero tolerance for impaired driving and underage drinking.

It is well known that drinking/drugging and driving do not mix.  In 2012, 335 people were killed alcohol-related crashes in Illinois, which was 35 percent of the 956 total crash fatalities.  The department takes a proactive approach towards impaired driving enforcement and regularly participates in campaigns sponsored by the Illinois Department transportation that promote impaired driving enforcement and education.


2012 Illinois Impaired Driving Facts:

  • 37,126 DUI arrests were recorded by the Secretary of State’s office.
  • 93 percent of all drivers arrested for DUI, who were eligible, lost their driving privileges.
  • 1,210 drivers under age 21 lost their driving privileges due to Zero Tolerance law violations.
  • 23 percent of those arrested for DUI are women, who represent 50 percent of all licensed drivers.
  • Males ages 21-24 had the highest DUI arrest rate (about 17 per 1,000 licensed drivers).
  • 86 percent of all drivers arrested for DUI are first offenders.

Impaired Driving Education: