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Crime & Courts

Elmhurst police to conduct roadside safety checkpoint

ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department plans to conduct a roadside safety checkpoint from 11:30 p.m. Oct. 13 to 2:30 a.m. Oct. 14 on a major roadway in Elmhurst.

Vehicles will be stopped at a predetermined interval and checked for driving under the influence and obeying seat belt laws, a Police Department news release stated.

Periodic roadside safety checkpoints are set up throughout the year as part of a year-long grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation that provides funding for additional enforcement of driving under the influence and seat belt laws, according to the release.

The Police Department participates in this grant in an effort to reduce fatal and serious-injury crashes, the release stated.

Roadside safety checkpoints have proven to be a significant deterrent to impaired driving, according to the release. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully, to buckle up and to avoid drinking alcohol when driving.

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