• Law enforcement crack down this holiday week

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    A holiday weekend is coming up. That means increased traffic patrols.8685efbe76e4e219c65bef1f3be1c613

    The target is drunk drivers, says Michael Witter, regional administrator for the national highway traffic safety administration.

    According to Witter, over 300 law enforcement agencies across the state will be participating in high-visibility traffic enforcement.

    The enforcement effort goes through midnight Sunday and will feature 100 roadside safety checks, 500 saturation patrols to catch drunk drivers and 380 nighttime saturation patrols to catch seat belt violators.

    In the last five years in Illinois, 55 people were killed in crashes during the Independence Day enforcement period. 62 percent of those involved at least one driver who had been drinking, according to IDOT.