Boone County Sheriff David Ernest announces the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program Grant (STEP Grant), Thanksgiving Day Campaign, which begins on November 14th and ends on November 28th.
The Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety, awarded the Boone County Sheriff’s Office funds to conduct additional specialized patrols for occupant restraint violations and DUI.
Off-duty Deputies will be hired back to conduct roving saturation patrols and will be deployed at or near high crash and high traffic locations.
Sheriff Ernest encourages motorists to “buckle up” and to designate a sober driver if you’ve been consuming alcohol. Motorists caught un-belted or under the influence will be cited or arrested.