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2/3/2017 3:02:00 PM
State Police on the lookout for DUI offenders this weekend
Illinois State Police rollout enforcement plans for 51st Super Bowl weekend

SPRINGFIELD— Illinois State Police (ISP) District 09 rolled out enforcement plans for the 51st Super Bowl weekend. ISP Troopers will strictly enforce FATAL-4 violations which includes; DUI, Speeding, Distracted Driving, and Seat Belt compliance, but will place an emphasis on impaired driving.  

During the 50th Super Bowl weekend in 2016, ISP Troopers issued 2,494 FATAL-4 citations statewide, 200 of which were alcohol related arrests, nearly double the 105 alcohol arrests during the 49th Super Bowl weekend in 2015.

District 9 will conduct roving patrols and roadside safety checks in high fatality areas throughout the weekend.  If you drive impaired, expect to be pulled over.

District 9 Commander, Lieutenant Chris Owen stated: “State Troopers will be actively patrolling to remove impaired drivers and those involved in criminal activities from the roadways.  Owen added: “Our goal is to ensure safety for the innocent motoring public. Those that choose to jeopardize the safety of others by driving while impaired or engaging in criminal activities will be arrested and removed from the roadways by our State Troopers.”

Alcohol is a leading factor in fatal traffic crashes, especially during celebratory weekends.  The ISP is reminding motorists to help keep the roadways safe by planning ahead and designating a driver, calling a cab or using a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft.  Everyone wins when we all make it home safe.

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