Evanston police asks drivers to be safe and sober this holiday weekend

Evanston police don't want to ticket motorists this Thanksgiving weekend but anyone not wearing a seat belt or driving impaired can expect to see f...

November 22, 2022
6:46 AM

Evanston police don't want to ticket motorists this Thanksgiving weekend but anyone not wearing a seat belt or driving impaired can expect to see flashing police lights in their rearview mirror, said Sgt. Scott Sophier. 'We appreciate the ability to notify the community we'll be out there and to know what we're doing,' he said. 'It's not a secret. We'd rather people be aware of it and take proactive steps.' Millions of motorists will be hitting the road to celebrate Thanksgiving and Evanston police will be working around the clock to make sure those travelers are buckled up and driving safely, Sophier said.

Brian L. Cox