State police announce March patrols in La Salle County

Alcohol countermeasure enforcement among the patrols

Sgt. Joe Fahs with Illinois State Police District 17 performs a traffic stop on southbound Interstate 39. An Illinois Senate Bill that would increase the fine for Scott’s Law violations awaits Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature.

Illinois State Police Troop 2 announced Monday that troopers will launch the following specialty patrols in March in La Salle and Rock Island counties.

• Nighttime enforcement patrols to catch violations especially between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

• Occupant-restraint enforcement patrols to focus on safety belt and child safety seat laws.

• Alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols to catch people driving under the influence and other forms of impairment.

• Distracted driving patrols to eliminate driver behaviors such as handheld cellphone use, which elevate the risk of a crash.

• Roadside safety checks to remove impaired motorists from the road.