Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Specialized Enforcement Patrols, Roadside Checkpoint

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The Cook County Sheriff’s Police have started conducting significant enforcement efforts in various parts of the county.

Sheriff Thomas J. Dart made the announcement Saturday, May 17. Police Officers will be conducting enhanced DUI enforcement patrols  Thursday, May 22, and Friday, May 23. They started conducting enhanced seatbelt violation patrols Sunday, May 18, which will run through May 21 and also May 25-26.

Sheriff’s Police will also conduct a roadside safety checkpoint in unincorporated Glenview on the night of May 24 through the early morning hours of May 25.

At the checkpoint, officers will ensure drivers are complying with Illinois driver’s license and registration requirements as well as determine whether anyone is driving impaired.

The checkpoint’s aim is to emphasize roadway safety, increase seatbelt usage by motorists, promote the importance of safe travel, and help reduce the number of vehicle crashes in Cook County.

The enhanced patrols and the roadside checkpoint are all funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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