EFFINGHAM – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Lawrence and Richland Counties during July. These NITE patrols allowed 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.
|Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations|
|Other Alcohol/Drug Citations||1|
|Occupant Restraint Offenses||12|
|Driver’s License Offenses||5|
|Total Written Warnings||31|
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.