ISP District 19 announces upcoming patrols: Wayne, Saline countiesPosted by Jack Howser on Monday, February 6th, 2017 @ 7:18 pm.
CARMI, Ill. - It's that time again...time for ISP to announce that they'll be in YOUR county doing some kind of patrol that could get YOU hemmed up if you're not careful.
The first is specifically for Wayne County.
There, D19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt said, will be conducted an Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (OREP) at some point in time during February. Ristvedt says OREPs allow the ISP to focus on safety belt and child safety seat laws. Illinois law requires all vehicle passengers (front and back) to be buckled up!
Then there will be an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrol in Saline County during the month of February. ACE patrols allow ISP to focus on preventing, detecting and taking enforcement action in response to violations associated with impaired driving and illegal transportation or consumption of alcohol or drugs.
Officers 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, transporting open alcoholic beverages, and most importantly:
--> Driving Under the Influence (DUI):
--> Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;
--> Distracted Driving; and
--> All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.
Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. There is one alcohol-related traffic fatality every 53 minutes in the United States. The ACE program allows officers to work even harder at removing dangerous DUI offenders from the road. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.
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