WILLIAMSON COUNTY – District 13 Commander Captain Casey Faro announced the Illinois State Police (ISP) will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in Williamson County during the month of February.
The ACE patrols will allow ISP to target an area with saturation patrols, focusing on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to violations associated with impaired driving and illegal transportation or consumption of alcohol and other drugs.
ISP said across the country, an average of one alcohol-related traffic death occurs every 48 minutes. Alcohol and drug impairment remain significant factors in over 32 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, which is higher than the national average of 29 percent.
Each year in Illinois, hundreds of lives are lost in alcohol-related crashes.