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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TO CONDUCT A NIGHTTIME ENFORCEMENT PATROL

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Nathan Douglas, announces
the ISP will conduct a Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrol in Saline and Gallatin Counties
during June. NITE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement
action in response to impaired driving and occupant restraint violations especially between the
hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

The number of unrestrained drivers killed in traffic crashes is significantly higher at nighttime and
combined with impaired driving means even more traffic deaths during these critical hours.
Officers will strictly enforce violations including:
– Driving Under the Influence (DUI);
– Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;
– Speeding;
– Distracted Driving; and,
– All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.

Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes
in Illinois. Over half of all fatal crashes in Illinois occur at night. The NITE program allows
officers to work even harder at removing dangerous impaired drivers from the road and making
sure everyone is buckled up. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of
Transportation.

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

2 comments
  1. Deana Stankovic
    Deana Stankovic
    May 29, 2020 at 11:51 am

    I’m all for keeping the roads safe. Maybe the ISP could pay close attention to people in garages, towing ATV’s at these times as well. I know people in these counties who have had ATV’s stolen.

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  2. Peggy Comer-Lloyd
    Peggy Comer-Lloyd
    June 1, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    These are troubled times. GOD be with you all. If justice is to take place the ones who seek it should have clean hands. Ask for justice, but looting, bombs, throwing broken bottles and damaging property of innocent people do not help your cause. When you cross the line then you are taking away why you are there. Peace shown will let the focused be on mr. George Floyd. Peace be with all who show up for the protests ANY WHERE!!!

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