Kane County Plans Special Halloween DUI Enforcement
Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie L. Mosser announces that the State’s Attorney’s Office will work with Kane County police agencies on an impaired driving abatement initiative during Halloween weekend.
The initiative, called a No-Refusal operation, is designed to assist police efforts to obtain a search warrant for individuals who refuse to submit to chemical testing after a DUI arrest. Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys are on hand to assist police officers through the search warrant process to compel a DUI suspect to submit to a lawfully requested blood, breath or urine test as required by Illinois law.
Illinois courts have held that a person has no right to refuse chemical testing when probable cause exists. Anyone who declines to submit to chemical testing after being presented with a search warrant should expect to face additional charges.
SA Mosser said: “It remains our goal to reduce drunken driving, especially given the DUI-related crashes and fatalities that result from this irresponsible decision. Halloween parties, like many events, involve people who choose to drink or use drugs to excess and get behind the wheel of a car. Given the number of alternatives – designated drivers, taxis, Uber and Lyft – there is no need for an impaired person to drive. My office will assist law enforcement in obtaining a search warrant so we can get the evidence needed to prosecute any individual who compromises our community safety. The initiative will take place sometime during the weekend before Halloween.”
The operation will be the 29th No-Refusal since the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office began the program in 2008.
Source/Kane County State's Attorney's Office