Illinois State Police District 19 Announces Roadside Safety Check to be Conducted

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Hamilton County on Saturday, December 20th, according to District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge. 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. Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in over 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 Transportation Safety.