We're heading into the St. Patrick's Day weekend, and police want you to know they will be keeping an eye out for drunk drivers.  Motorists should expect to see plenty of cops on Illinois highways and local roads through the weekend.  The emphasis will be on arresting drunk drivers and seat belt enforcement.

Alton Police Sergeant Michael Gordon says he can’t stress enough the importance of having a designated driver.

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Police will begin the increased focus on having more mobile patrols, seatbelt enforcement zones and roadside safety checks on Thursday.

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