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Crime & Courts

1 arrest, 7 citations issued in Route 251 roadside check

Roadside checks conducted on Route 251 by Illinois State Police resulted in one arrest, seven citations and 15 warnings.

Officers conducted the checks at North 25th Road and Route 251 overnight July 5 into July 6.

The safety checks are designed to keep roads safe by removing DUI offenders from the roads, according to an Illinois State Police news release. Alcohol and drug impairment factor in more than 30% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, state police report. Nationwide, about 10,000 people are killed annually in alcohol-impaired driving.

No motorists in the July 5 safety check were found driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Capt. Jason LoCoco, commander of Illinois State Police District 17, listed the following violations in a news release:

• One arrest for alcohol/drug citations (not a DUI)

• Two citations for driver's license offenses

• Six warnings for driver's license offenses

• Five citations for insurance violations

• Nine warnings for registration offenses

The roadside safety checks are funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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