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Illinois State Police To Conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Patrols

COLLINSVILLE – Illinois State Police (ISP) Troop 8 Commander, Captain Casey Faro, announces the  ISP will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in Madison and St. Clair County during December. 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 are factors in more than 30% 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. 

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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