The Illinois State Police announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check held during the late evening hours of Saturday, February 11, and early morning hours of Sunday, February 12. The detail was conducted at Jefferson Street at Bruns Lane in Springfield, Illinois, by ISP District 9 officers.
Alcohol is involved in over 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: 1 DUI, 6 other alcohol or drug arrests, 7 registration offenses and 3 driver’s license offenses.
The project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.