Drunk driving crackdown
Fri December 30, 2011
If in Ill. call "Drunk Busters" if you see a drunk driver
People who report drunk drivers in Illinois this New Year's weekend could get $100 dollars. The program called "Drunk Busters" is run by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists.
"When a citizen sees somebody in a car that seems the driving erratically or seems to be impaired, we encourage them to dial 911 and call in the car to police," said Rita Kreslin is the organization's deputy director.
If the phone call results in a drunken driving arrest, tipsters will receive $100. Kreslin says the program resulted in 340 DUI arrests last year.
Illinois State Police say they'll have hundreds more officers patrolling the roads this weekend.