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Crystal Lake Police Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers Next Weekend

The Illinois State Police and Crystal Lake Police officers will operate a joint roadside safety check in Crystal Lake the weekend of May 3, 2014.

The following press release was submitted by the Crystal Lake Police Department:

The Illinois State Police (ISP), District 2, and Crystal Lake Police Department will conduct a joint Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, during the weekend of May 3rd, according to Lt. Brian Windle.

The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois.  Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, or Driving Under the Influence (DUI). 

Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in nearly 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois.  RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.  This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

kunk April 28, 2014 at 05:42 AM
They would do better if the police drove under cover cars instead of (rsc). Cars that don't look like undercover cops. I drive a lot of miles every day and if I was a under cover cop I would have, reckless drivers, drunks, road rage that threaten other drivers, speeders that zig zag 20 to 30 mph threw the flow of traffic. I think they would do a lot better than pulling over everyone. A lot of law biding citizens don't appreciate being detained.
Danny Gardos April 28, 2014 at 01:03 PM
Safety or money? To serve and collect. M. Kunk, why do you suggest secret agents crawling all over town? Why not just have cameras on every corner...for the children.
Susan Zitzler April 29, 2014 at 03:36 AM
Road block check ups suck. If you drive drunk and they see you this is fair. Stopping everyone is not.
Alyssa Garcia April 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM
I don't really care too much about it, but I do think that it would be best for them to watch for people than inconvenience everyone. Especially since I work a later evening shift, I really don't want to be stopped on my way to pick something up before heading home.
Jason Nighthawk Koop April 29, 2014 at 06:25 PM
If you run into a roadblock remember that it is unconstitutional. Learn the phrase "Am I free to go or are you detaining me?" and don't answer any questions.

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