Incident:                             Driving Safely During the 4th of July Holiday
Location:                            Springfield 
Date/Time:                       June 12, 2019
More Information:          Sergeant Brian Humphreys
Completed By:                 Sergeant Brian Humphreys 

The Springfield Police Department will participate in a high visibility enforcement campaign this 4th of July Holiday and urges the community to celebrate safely and responsibly.

Police would like to remind drivers that if they are impaired by any substance, alcohol or drugs, they should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Driving while impaired is illegal.  If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.

Community members are encouraged to plan ahead and celebrate the 4th of July safely. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home.  Party and BBQ hosts are encouraged they ensure all guests leave with a sober driver.

In an effort to increase community safety the Springfield Police Department will increase DUII patrols over the 4th of July.  Increases in DUII patrols are possible through grant funding made available by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Springfield Police ask that if you observe a suspected impaired driver, call 911 and monitor the car from a safe distance until police arrive.  

The Springfield Police Department wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Independence Day celebration and wishes to remind drivers that sober driving is safe driving.