Area police will be conducting road safety checks in coming days with the hopes of keeping drunken drivers off the road over the holiday weekend.
The Illinois State Police along with the Algonquin Police Department will conduct a joint roadside safety check in Algonquin the evening of June 29.
Officers will be watching for drivers who are driving under the influence, transporting open alcoholic beverages, operating unsafe vehicles and driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license, according to an Algonquin Police Department press release.
In addition, the Illinois State Police District 15 will conduct a roadside safety check on Interstate 90 and Route 31 over the Fourth of July.
State police Capt. Joe Perez said officers will conduct the safety check from 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, to 4 a.m., Wednesday, July 4.
Officers are looking for drivers operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages or driving under the influence, Perez said.
Alcohol and drug impairment are significant factors in more than 40 percent of all fatal vehicle crashes in Illinois. Roadside safety checks are designed to keep roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.