The Drug Free Alton Coalition has been partnering with The Alton Police Department the past few months in an effort to reduce drug and alcohol use among teens. The Coalition has funded increased Driving Under the Influence mobile patrols in Alton. Multiple felonies and misdemeanor warrants were served as a result of the patrols, as well as D.U.I. arrests.
While the focus has been on curbing teen drunk driving, The Alton Police Department also reminds adults to make smart decisions about alcohol, advising to always designate a sober driver, take a cab if needed, and to never let friends drive drunk.