Beefed up enforcement for the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is underway in Illinois. State and local police will have extra patrols out through Sunday night, looking for drunk drivers, and holding roadside safety and seatbelt checks, says Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye.
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Dye urges motorists partying this weekend to designate a sober driver ahead of time, or make sure you have a cab lined up before you start drinking. 10 people have died in St. Patrick’s Day car accidents over the last five years in Illinois.