Illinois State Police Announce Roadside Safety Check Results

Effingham, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held during the late evening hours of Saturday, November 15th, and early morning hours of Sunday, November 16th. The detail was conducted in Marion County, by ISP District 12 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, safety belt violations, or operating a vehicle without a valid registration or insurance; enforcement action may be taken. Authorities issued 14 total citations or arrests and 26 total written warnings including 4 registration offenses, 11 driver’s license offenses and an occupant restraint offense. There were no DUI or other alcohol or drug arrests during this safety check. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Safety.