ISP Announce Results Of Nighttime Enforcement Patrols

(EFFINGHAM, IL) —  Illinois State Police (ISP) District 12 Commander, Captain  Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Clay and Marion Counties during April. These NITE patrols allowed the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to impaired driving and occupant restraint violations especially between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Authorities issued 17 total citations or arrests and 43 total written warnings including 2 insurance violations, 5 driver’s license offenses, 6 registration offenses, 3 occupant restraint offenses and 8 other alcohol or drug citations.  There were no DUI citations issued during these patrols. Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. Over half of all fatal crashes in Illinois occur at night. The NITE program allows officers to work even harder at removing dangerous impaired drivers from the road and making sure everyone is buckled up. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.