The Elmhurst Police Department continues to take part in a yearlong grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The goal of this grant is to save lives by reducing fatal and serious injury crashes with additional enforcement of DUI and seatbelt laws. As part of the grant, periodic roadside safety checkpoints will be set up throughout the year.
The checkpoints will be held on Friday, February 17th, 2017 from 11:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. and on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, from 11:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. at two separate locations on major roadways within the City of Elmhurst.
During these roadside safety checkpoints, vehicles will be stopped at predetermined intervals and checked for violations. These checkpoints have proven to be a significant deterrent to impaired driving.
Motorists are always encouraged to drive carefully, to buckle up, and to not drink and drive.