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Illinois State Police to Conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Patrol

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Nathan Douglas, announces
the ISP will conduct an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrol in Saline and Gallatin
Counties during February. ACE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking
enforcement action in response to violations associated with impaired driving and illegal
transportation or consumption of alcohol or drugs.

The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. 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:
– 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. 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. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

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