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Illinois State Police announces Super Bowl weekend enforcement

February 2, 2019

Illinois State Police officials announced their enforcement plans for Super Bowl weekend, according to the agency’s news release.

Troopers statewide will enforce DUI, speeding, distracted driving and seat belt compliance, which are all leading factors in fatal traffic crashes, with the goal of reducing fatal and injury crashes, the release said.

State police officials said in the release troopers made over 60 DUI arrests and issued over 2,300 citations statewide, including over 760 speeding, 320 seat belt, and 160 alcohol related citations during the 52nd Super Bowl weekend in 2018. The agency also investigated three alcohol related crashes and one fatal traffic crash, the release said.

DeKalb County Sheriff Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan said the sheriff’s office will not be participating with state departments for Super Bowl weekend enforcement.

“But we will have deputies out like we usually do,” Sullivan said, meaning all shifts will be full but there will be no added staff for traffic enforcement.

Sullivan said he encourages those partaking in Super Bowl festivities this weekend to plan ahead and have a designated sober driver, call a cab or use a ride-share service like Uber or Lyft to get to their destinations safely.

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