Illinois State Police Announce Roadside Safety Check Result

(Duquoin), IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held during the late evening hours of (Saturday, 12/13/14), and early morning hours of (12/14/2014). The detail was conducted at (Illinois Route 13 @ Walton Way, Marion, IL by ISP District 13 officers. Alcohol is involved in nearly 40 percent of fatal crashes in Illinois. RSCs are designed to remove alcohol-impaired drivers, however, when other violations are observed such as driving with a suspended or revoked license, operating a vehicle without a valid registration or insurance, or safety belt violations, enforcement action may be taken. Authorities issued 17 total citations or arrests and 26 total warnings including 4 registration offenses, 3 driver’s license offenses and 7 alcohol or drug arrests. There were no DUI arrests or occupant restraint offenses during this detail. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Safety.