Illinois State Police Announce Roadside Safety Check Results

PECATONICA (WIFR) -– The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held during the late evening hours of Saturday, April 27th , and early morning hours of Sunday, April 28th.

The detail was conducted at North Sixth Street at Benton Street, Rockford, by ISP District 16 officers and five officers from the Rockford Police Department.

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. The following citations were issued at the safety check:

Violations Enforcement Activity

Registration offenses 2
Driver’s license offenses 12
Occupant restraint offenses 2
Driving under the influence arrests 1
Other alcohol/drug arrests 4
Total citations/arrests 39
Total written warnings 3

This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

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