Roadside safety checks slated

Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct roadside safety checks during February in Union County.

The details were announced by Capt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of District 22.

Alvey stated in a news release that the use of roadside safety checks “combine a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public.”

The district commander emphasized that the Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. 

Officers who are working the detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license and transporting open alcoholic beverages.

Most importantly, Alvey stated, troopers will be watching for motorists who are driving under the influence, DUI, safety belt and child restraint use, speeding, distracted driving and all Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.

Alvey stated that roadside safety checks “are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. 

The detail is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The Gazette-Democrat

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