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Highland Park Police Department to Increase Patrol for Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violations During Super Bowl Weekend

Help spread the word: Fans don’t let fans drive impaired

January 30, 2020 -- In advance of Super Bowl on February 2, 2020, the Highland Park Police Department is reminding fans and partygoers that police officers will be actively patrolling throughout Highland Park on game day to keep impaired drivers off the roads and ensure people wear seat belts when riding in a vehicle.  As individuals gather at Super Bowl celebrations, please remember to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”

“Individuals who plan to watch the Super Bowl while enjoying alcoholic beverages or cannabis should plan ahead for safe rides home,” said Police Chief Lou Jogmen. “Even one drink or any use of cannabis can impair judgement. Don’t put yourself or others at risk by making the choice to drive impaired. It takes a split second for a life altering or ending tragedy to occur due to impaired driving. We want everyone to have a fun and safe Super Bowl experience.”

If planning a fun filled Super Bowl weekend, make a game plan for a memorable and safe time:

  • Designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely.
  • Walking impaired can also be dangerous. If you plan to walk, designate a sober friend to walk you home.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, pull over and contact law enforcement.
  • Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take the keys away and arrange to get your friend home safely.
  • Hosting a party? Serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages, and make sure all guests have a sober ride home.
  • Always buckle up! It’s the best defense in case of a crash.

For information on the legal use of recreational cannabis, please visit the City of Highland Park website at

The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” programs are administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.