v class="yiv1905456907MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin: 1em 0px; line-height: normal;">If you have too much green beer – or brown or yellow beer, for that matter – you could be seeing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. The cops plan special patrols for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. “We will be conducting roadside safety checks,” says operations Lt. Louis Kink of the Litchfield-based Illinois State Police district.
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“We’ll have troopers out looking for impaired drivers, distracted driving, and anything that would jeopardize the safety of the motoring public.” State Police and the Illinois Department of Transportation are using $650,000 in federal traffic safety funds.
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