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State Police plan roadside checks in Adams County

Posted: Sep. 12, 2017 1:10 pm

QUINCY -- Illinois State Police officers will conduct roadside safety checks in Adams County during October.

District 20 Commander, Captain Jon Dively, said officers will have zero tolerance for impaired driving. 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, driving under the influence, failing to use seat belts or child restraints, speeding, distracted driving or other vehicle code or criminal violations.

Alcohol and drug impairment play a part in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, Nearly 10,000 people die nationwide each year due to alcohol-impaired driving.

Roadside safety checks are funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation to help improve safety on the state's highways.

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