Rolling out road safety checks

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY — State police are warning drivers about getting behind the wheel.

There will be safety road checks in Champaign County starting Friday night. If you drink and drive you won’t like the consequences.
 
Drivers will be asked to pull over to a coned area. Then a state trooper will come to your window. You’re reminded to stay calm and inside your vehicle.
 
Police say they will be on the lookout for more than just drunk driving. 
 
State police say alcohol and drug impairment are the cause for thirty percent of fatal crashes. And half of the crashes happen during the evening hours. There are plenty of options for other rides. Some of those are taking a cab, an Uber or Lyft, or even getting a ride from friends or family.
 

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