Roadside checks, alcohol saturation patrols

From press release

PECATONICA, Ill.—The Illinois State Police, District 16, will conduct roadside safety checks and alcohol saturation patrols in Winnebago County during the weekends of Dec. 17 and Dec. 31, according to Lt. Martin Zamudio.

Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating unsafe vehicles, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, or driving under the influence.

Alcohol and drug impairment remains a significant factor in more than 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. Safety checks are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.

The roadside safety check is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

From the Dec. 8-14, 2010 issue

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