CARMI – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander Captain Nathan Douglas has announced the results of a Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrol conducted in Saline and Gallatin Counties during March.
This NITE patrol allowed 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 p.m. and 6 a.m.
There were no citations written for DUI, other alcohol/drug citations and occupant restraint offenses.
There were five registration offenses, five driver’s license offenses and five total citations/arrests. There were two insurance violations. There were 40 total written warnings.
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.