Carmi, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held during the late evening hours of Saturday, 12/20/14, and early morning hours of Sunday, 12/21/14. The detail was conducted at Illinois Route 14 and Illinois Route 142 in Hamilton County by ISP District 19 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 valid proof of insurance, or safety belt violations, enforcement action may be taken. A total of 218 vehicles were checked and authorities issued 19 total written warnings and 15 total citations or arrests with 9 registration offenses, 4 driver’s license offenses, and 2 occupant restraint offenses. There were no DUI or other drug or alcohol arrests during this safety check. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Safety.

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