ISP Safety Checks lead to 8 Criminal Arrests

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PESOTUM – Illinois State Police of District 10 have released the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) that yielded a total of eight criminal arrests, along with other lesser violations.

Troopers held the RSC during the late evening hours of Friday, March 18 in District 10. The checks were done with the assistance of the Decatur Police Department and the Macon County Sheriff’s Department. They were conducted on Pershing Road westbound at Brett Avenue in Decatur, Macon County.

These safety checks are designed to remove impaired drivers from the road. Trooper Tracy Lillard says, however, when other violations are observed, such as driving with a suspended or revoked license, operating a vehicle without valid registration or insurance, or safety belt violations, enforcement action may be taken.

A total of eight criminal arrests were made during the detail. There were two arrests for Possession of Cannabis, three arrests for Wanted on Warrant, one arrest for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance and two arrests for Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

ISP has released a breakdown of the citations and written warnings issued:

  • Registration Offenses: 2 Citations; 3 Warnings
  • Insurance Violations: 9 Citations; 4 Warnings
  • Driver’s License Offenses: 14 Citations; 8 Warnings
  • Equipment Offenses: 1 Citation; 5 Warnings
  • Occupant Restraint Offenses: 1 Citation; No Warnings
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol: 2 Citations; No Warnings
  • Other Alcohol – Related Offenses: 8 Citations; No Warnings
  • Other Illinois Vehicle Code Violation(s): 7 Citations; 1 Warning
  • Criminal Arrests (Alcohol / Drug Related): 2
  • Other Criminal Arrests: 6
  • Total Enforcement: 52 Citations; 21 Warnings

Roadside Safety Checks are part of the “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign and funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transporation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Safety.

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