Effingham, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of Nighttime Enforcement Patrols (NITE) held during the late evening hours of Saturday, September 26th and early morning hours of Sunday, September 27th. The patrols were conducted in Marion County by ISP District 12 officers. Alcohol is involved in nearly 40 percent of fatal crashes in Illinois. NITE patrols are designed to keep our roads safe by removing 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; safety belt violations; or no valid insurance, enforcement action may be taken. There were 27 citations or arrests and 47 total written warnings issued during the patrols, including 3 registration offenses, 7 driver’s license offenses, 5 occupant restraint offenses, and 2 driving under the influences arrests. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.