Increased DUI Check Points and Patrols Over 4th of July Weekend

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding motorist to drive sober this Fourth of July weekend.

In an effort to ensure safe roadways and prevent DUI, the Illinois State Police along with over 300 local police and sheriff departments are conducting roadside safety checks as well as nighttime safety belt enforcement zones. Additionally, patrols will be on alert for impaired drivers and seat belt violators.

In 2009, there were 319 deaths in crashes involving an impaired driver. Last July 4th weekend, seven people lost their lives due to a drunk driver. The total financial cost associated with driving under the influence can be extremely high, along with possible jail time and the suspension and/or revocation of your driver’s license.

The Davis Law Group want to remind motorists celebrate responsibly. Think twice before drinking and driving!

IDOT launches 4th of July crackdown on DUI offenders, www.illinois.gov, June 30, 2011

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