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Additional Police On the Roads Through Labor Day to Enforce DUI, Seat Belt Laws

Beefed up patrols are paid for with a grant from IDOT.

The is in the middle of an enforcement period designed to make the roads safer.

The city received a year-long grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation so it can beef up patrols to find impaired drivers and drivers not wearing their seat belts. The current campaign began Aug. 17 and will continue through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.

Additional officers will be out during the overnight hours, which are the most dangerous times on Illinois roadways. Elmhurst police reported

Drivers are encouraged to drive safely and always buckle up. Anyone planning to drink during Labor Day activities should make alternate driving arrangements.

And, people on the roads should contact police if they see a vehicle that appears to be driven by an intoxicated driver.

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