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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF NIGHTTIME

East Moline– Illinois State Police (ISP) District 7 Commander, Captain Victor Markowski, announces the results of a Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrol in Henry County during February. These NITE patrols allow 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 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Violations

Enforcement Activity

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations

2

Other Alcohol/Drug Citations

3

Occupant Restraint Offenses

2

Registration Offenses

2

Driver’s License Offenses

4

Insurance Violations

5

Total Citations/Arrests

15

Total Written Warnings

40

 

 

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.