Illinois State Police Announce Roadside Safety Check Results

DuQuoin, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held during the late evening hours of Saturday, October 31, and early morning hours of November 1st. The detail was conducted in Williamson County 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 24 total citations or arrests and 23 total written warnings including 2 registration offenses, 2 driver’s license offenses, 6 occupant restraint offenses, and 5 other drug or alcohol related arrests. There were no DUI arrests during this safety check. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.