(AP) — State and local law enforcement in Illinois are boosting patrols over the holidays to arrest drivers who drink or take drugs, then drive.
A statement from the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police says they’ll be joined by nearly 200 local agencies for a campaign called, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” It’s in place from now to January 2.READ MORE: Preservation Chicago Renews Call To Turn Chicago Lakefront Into National Park, Calls For Protection For Catholic Churches And West Loop Industrial Buildings
State Police Director Leo Schmitz says patrols will be doing their part to crack down on what he says are four main underlying causes of fatal crashes.READ MORE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot, City Council Pay Tribute To Late Former CTU President Karen Lewis; 'She Was A Fighter For The Many'
He says that’s driving under the influence, speeding, distracted driving and failure to wear seatbelts. During the Christmas weekend last year, 11 people died on Illinois roads. Four died in crashes involving at least one driver who tested positive for alcohol.MORE NEWS: Woman Shot While Driving On Stevenson Expressway
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