Over 60 warnings and arrests made during Roadside Check

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Over 60 warnings and arrests made during Roadside Check

June 29, 2013 Updated Jun 29, 2013 at 4:34 PM CDT

PONTIAC, IL – According to a release from District 6, the Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check held during the late evening hours of June 28, 2012.

The Check was conducted at Main Street and Orlando Avenue in Normal by officers from ISP District 6.  

Roadside Safety checks are designed to remove alcohol-impaired drivers, as alcohol is involved in over 40% of fatal crashes in Illinois.

And when other violations are observed during this time 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 alcohol related citations were issued at the safety check:            


Enforcement Activity

Driver’s license offenses

1 Citation, 9 Warnings

Driving under the influence arrests

3 Arrests

Zero Tolerance

1 Arrests

Other criminal arrests


Total alcohol/drug arrests

14 Arrests

Total citations/arrests


Total written warnings



This Roadside Safety Check was funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.