PEORIA — Captain William Colbrook, Illinois State Police District 8 Commander, announced today that the ISP will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement patrols in Tazewell and Peoria Counties in February.
The ACE patrols allow the ISP to target an area with saturation patrols that focus 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.
Across the country, an average of one alcohol-related traffic death occurs every 51 minutes. Alcohol and drug impairment remain significant factors in more than 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. Hundreds of lives are lost in alcohol-related crashes each year in Illinois. Don’t risk losing your license, your car, and your freedom. If you drive impaired, law enforcement will arrest you. This project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.