Across the country, an average of one alcohol-related traffic death occurs every 45 minutes. With that statistic in mind, the Illinois State Police have announced that they will continue their efforts to crack down on impaired drivers through roadside checks in July. The checks will take place in areas of Madison and St. Clair counties that have been identified as places that see the highest amounts of impaired drivers.

Illinois State Trooper Mike Link suggests calling a cab instead of driving drunk and also says that people don't think about what could happen if you drive drunk.

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Trooper Link also says that they will also be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and transporting open alcoholic beverages.

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