Illinois State Police stepping up patrols for Super Bowl

The Illinois State Police announced plans Thursday for additional enforcement during Super Bowl weekend.

Illinois State Police District 7 Commander, Captain Jason Dickey, announced that troopers will strictly enforce FATAL-4 moving violations, which include DUI, speeding, distracted driving and seat belt compliance. 

Additional emphasis will be placed on impaired driving.

During the Super Bowl weekend last year, troopers issued 1,744 FATAL-4 citations statewide, 195 of which were alcohol related arrests. 

Two alcohol related crashes occurred during the 2017 Super Bowl weekend and resulted in two fatalities.

“Avoid the unsportsmanlike conduct of impaired driving by handing off your keys before the party starts,” said IDOT Deputy Secretary Omer Osman. “Designate a sober driver, use public transportation or call a taxi or rideshare service so that you, your passengers and everyone on our roads make it home safely.”

District 7 will conduct roving patrols in high fatality areas throughout the weekend. If you drive impaired, expect to be pulled over. 

"Illinois State Police District 7 wishes everyone a safe weekend," said Dickey. "Please remember to celebrate responsibly and designate a driver before kickoff!"

The Rock Island Police Department previously announced plans for special patrols during Super Bowl weekend.

 


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