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, November 21st, and early morning hours of November 22nd, 2015. The detail was conducted at Illinois Route 13 at Spillway road 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 25 total citations or arrests and 57 total written warnings including 5 occupant restraint offenses, a DUI arrest, and 4 other alcohol or drug related arrests. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.