Pesotum – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held in Coles County from late night of June 10, 2017 to the early morning of June 11, 2017. The RSC was conducted on Illinois Route 16 Eastbound at I-57 in Mattoon by District 10 Troopers, Mattoon Police Department, and Coles County Sheriff’s Office.
In addition to the below offenses, one person was arrested for Wanted on Warrant.
While in-transit to the Coles County Roadside Safety Check, a Trooper arrested a 20 year old driver for Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol, Driving With a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.08 Or Greater, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, and Illegal Possession/Consumption of Alcohol By A Minor.
|Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations||2|
|Other Alcohol/Drug Citations||6|
|Occupant Restraint Offenses||3|
|Driver’s License Offenses||7|
|Total Written Warnings||20|
Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., nearly 10,000 people die each year due to alcohol-impaired driving. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.