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Crime & Courts

Elmhurst police to conduct June roadside safety checkpoint

ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint from 11 p.m. June 16 to 3 a.m. June 17 on a major raodway in Elmhurst.

The department is conducting the checkpoints throughout the year as part of a year-long grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation that aims to save lives by reducing fatal and serious injury crashes, according to a post on the city of Elmhurst website.

To accomplish this goal, the grant provides funding to local police departments for additional enforcement of DUI and seat belt laws, the post stated.

During the checkpoint, police will stop vehicles at a predetermined interval and check for violations, according to the post. These types of checkpoints have proven to be a significant deterrent to impaired driving, which in turn reduces traffic fatalities caused by impaired drivers, the post stated.

The police encourage motorists to drive carefully, buckle up and not mix drinking and driving, according to the post.

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