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Special enforcement patrols on the toll roads Feb. 26-28

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Illinois State Police District 15 will conduct nighttime enforcement patrols from Feb. 26 to 28 on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294) in Cook and Lake counties and the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) in DuPage and Will counties.

The program focuses enforcement efforts on drivers who are impaired and occupants of motor vehicles who are not wearing their seat belts. The patrols will be conducted during nighttime hours when impaired driving crashes causing death or serious injury occur at higher rates, officials said.

Troopers will have a zero-tolerance approach to impaired and unrestrained drivers during the patrols, officials said.

The project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety.