State police plan roadside check in Vermilion County

State police plan roadside check in Vermilion County

The Illinois State Police will conduct a roadside safety check in Vermilion County this month, according to Capt. David Beasley, the District 10 commander.

Officers will be on the lookout for drivers who are operating unsafe vehicles, driving with a suspended or revoked drivers' license, transporting open alcoholic beverages or driving under the influence. Alcohol and drug impairment remain a significant factor in over 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, Beasley said. The safety checks are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.

The roadside checks are funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

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