St. Charles Police charge two with DUI during traffic enforcement campaign

The St. Charles Police Department charged two people with driving under the influence of alcohol as part of a recent traffic enforcement campaign to help keep impaired drivers off the road.

The police department conducted the campaign during the weekend preceding St. Patrick’s Day as well as on St. Patrick’s Day itself. Members of the Kane County States Attorney’s Office also were present at the St. Charles police station on the night of March 13 to take part in a county-wide No Refusal Weekend.

The no refusal program is an enforcement strategy that allows jurisdictions to obtain search warrants for blood samples from drivers suspected of drinking who refuse breath tests. The department also charged three people with speeding and issued 16 other tickets for various violations.

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.