Illinois State Police cracking down on DUI drivers during Super Bowl weekend

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Illinois State Police are increasing efforts to crack down on unsafe and distracted driving over the Super Bowl weekend.

ISP troopers plan to strictly enforce FATAL-4 moving violations over the weekend. Troopers will target people who drive under the influence, speed or fail to follow seat belt laws. ISP says these are the leading causes in fatal traffic crashes.

ISP Troopers made over 60 DUI arrests and issued over 2,300 citations statewide during Super Bowl weekend last year.

“Driving under the influence is still the number one cause for traffic crashes and fatalities, during the holidays, and Super Bowl weekend is no different,” said ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly. “Illinois State Police enforcement will be targeting impaired drivers and violators who jeopardize the safety and well-being of fellow motorists on Illinois roadways."

ISP encourages drivers to celebrate the Super Bowl responsibly and make safety their top priority during the upcoming weekend. If you feel unsafe to drive, troopers encourage riding with a sober driver or a ride-share service.