© 2024 Peoria Public Radio
A joint service of Bradley University and Illinois State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Illinois Police Announce Super Bowl Weekend DUI Enforcement

The Illinois State Police is warning people that if they drink too much at Super Bowl parties this weekend they may end up having a not-so-super time on the way home.

The agency says that troopers will be out on roving patrols and conducting safety checks throughout the Super Bowl weekend. The troopers will put an emphasis on looking for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. Last year, state troopers in Illinois made 195 alcohol-related arrests and responded to the scenes of alcohol-related crashes, including two in which people were killed.

State troopers during last year's Super Bowl weekend issued more than 1,700 citations for drunken driving, speeding, distracted driving and seat belt compliance.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.