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Illinois State Police Announce Special Patrols in March

The Illinois State Police has announced it will conduct several special patrols in March


Troop 5 Commander, Capt. Tim Sweeney, announces the ISP will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in Kankakee and McLean Counties in March on the 15th, 22nd, and 29th. 


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 DUI, speeding, and distracted driving.


Capt. Tim Sweeney also announced troopers will conduct Nighttime Enforcement patrols in Kankakee and McLean Counties on March 2nd, 8th, 17th, and 30th. 


Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) will be conducted in McLean County on March 16th. 


There will also be distracted driving enforcement patrols in Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford,

Livingston and McLean Counties on March 14th and 21st. This allows ISP to focus on distracted driving laws to prevent traffic deaths and serious injury crashes. Distractions can increase a driver’s risk of being in an accident.


Officers will be looking for drivers who disobey Illinois’ distracted driving laws,
especially reading, sending, or receiving text messages or communication, and from browsing the internet. ISP reminds drivers are prohibited from using handheld electronic communication devices and drivers under the age of 19 are prohibited from using any cellphone, even hands-free.


ISP will conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols in Kankakee and McLean Counties on March 15th, 22nd, and 29th. 


Alcohol and drug impairment are factors in more than 30% 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.

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