Roadside check nets seven arrests in Adams County

Posted: Mar. 29, 2013 10:14 am Updated: Apr. 12, 2013 11:15 am

The Illinois State Police District 20 held a roadside safety check overnight March 15 in Adams County. Officers made seven arrests and wrote 22 warnings. Included in the arrests were three suspected alcohol or drug offenses and one suspected drunken driver.

Roadside safety checks are designed to keep roads safe by taking suspected DUI offenders off the road. Officers may take action when they see other violations, including seat belt violations, invalid registrations and suspended or revoked licenses.

The roadside safety project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety.


In Case You Missed It

Therapy dog knows just what Baldwin students need
Cooper heads down the hallway in Baldwin West for another day of school. He's focused. He's friendly. He's furry. Cooper, a golden doodle, is teacher Erin Armbruster's trained therapy dog, and his pawprints reach beyond just her classroom. "He helps out the students. He's a very good dog," fifth-grader Myles Cain said.