Beefed up traffic enforcement for the remainder of the year is underway in Illinois.  State and local police will have extra patrols out on area roads, looking for drunk drivers, and holding roadside safety and seatbelt checks, says Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye.

Dye says the safety checks are designed to take DUI offenders off the roads

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Dye urges motorists partying through the holidays to designate a sober driver ahead of time, or make sure you have a cab lined up before you start drinking. 


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