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ISP Set to Conduct Enforcement Patrols, Roadside Safety Checks in Williamson County

DU QUOIN – Illinois State Police District 13 in Du Quoin will be conducting Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in Williamson County during the month of October.

The ACE patrols will allow the ISP to target an area with saturation patrols that will focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to violations associated with impaired driving and illegal transportation or consumption of alcohol and other drugs.

Across the country, an average of one alcohol-related traffic death occurs every 48 minutes. Alcohol and drug impairment remain significant factors in over 32 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, which is higher than the national average of 29 percent.

Each year in Illinois, hundreds of lives are lost in alcohol-related crashes. Don’t risk losing your license, your car, and your freedom. If you drive impaired, law enforcement will arrest you.

This project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.


Illinois State Police District 13 in Du Quoin will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in Williamson County during the month of October 2021.

These patrols allow the ISP to target an area with saturation patrols that focus on traffic violations and related compliance with safety belt and child safety seat laws. Safety belt enforcement zones will also be set up to ensure the driver and passengers are buckled up. Illinois law requires all vehicle passengers (front and back) to be buckled up!

Safety belts are one of the most effective safety devices in vehicles today, estimated to save over 15,000 lives each year. Over half of vehicle occupants killed in a traffic crash were not properly buckled up.

The objective of this program is to increase compliance of occupant restraint laws through education, child seat inspections, and enforcement. Greater awareness, acceptance, and use of occupant protection equipment will save many lives.

This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.


Illinois State Police District 13 in Du Quoin will conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols (NITE) in Williamson County during October.

The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired drivers. Therefore, officers working NITE patrols 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, driving under the influence, and are not properly buckled up.

Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in over 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. These nighttime patrols are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road and ensuring all vehicle occupants are buckled up.

This project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.


Illinois State Police District 13 in Du Quoin will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Williamson County during the month of October.

The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are driving distracted, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, not wearing seat belts, transporting open alcoholic beverages, driving under the influence, and other violations.

Alcohol impairment is a significant factor in over 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. The Roadside Safety Checks are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.

This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.