State police release results from recent enforcement patrols
Illinois State Police District 22 has announced the results of a roadside safety check detail which was conducted during the late evening hours of June 4 and the early morning hours of June 5 in Alexander County.
State police also released statistics from occupant restraint enforcement patrols which were conducted during June in District 22 in Southern Illinois.
Roadside safety checks are designed to remove alcohol-impaired drivers from the highways. Alcohol is involved in nearly 40 percent of fatal crashes in Illinois, the state police reported.
State police noted that 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 during the roadside safety check:
Driver's license offenses, nine. Occupant restraint offenses, one. Driving under the influence arrests, seven. Other alcohol/drug arrests, seven. Total citations/arrests, 24. Total written warnings, six.
The occupant restraint enforcement patrols were designed to reenforce the occupant protection message by targeting those who choose to ignore the law, state police stated.
During the patrols, state police issued 54 safety belt citations, three child restraint citations, 70 total citations and nine warnings.
The details were funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Traffic Safety.