Results from Roadside Safety Check Announced

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

STATELINE (WIFR) -- The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held during the late evening hours of Saturday, May 31, and early morning hours of Sunday, June 1, 2014. The detail was conducted at Perryville Road and Harlem Road by ISP District 16 officers and one officer from the Loves Park 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:

Registration offenses 1
Driver’s license offenses 4 *
Occupant restraint offenses 1
Driving under the influence arrests 2
Other alcohol/drug arrests 2
Total citations/arrests 16
Total written warnings 4

*One vehicle is pending seizure pursuant to Article 36.

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