Roadside checks St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Staff Report

PECATONICA, Ill. — The Illinois State Police (ISP), District 16, will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Winnebago County during St. Patrick’s Day weekend (Friday-Sunday, March 15-17), according to Captain Jeff Bain. Troopers will work in cooperation with deputies from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police and officers from a local jurisdiction.

The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, or driving under the influence (DUI).

Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in nearly 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

From the March 13-19, 2013, issue

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