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. On Friday, March 30h, 2018 a roadside safety checkpoint will take place on a major roadway in Elmhurst.
The roadside safety checkpoint will begin at 11:30 PM on Friday night and continue until 3:30 AM on Saturday morning. During the roadside safety checkpoint, vehicles will be stopped at a predetermined interval 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.