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Lake County sheriff to hold roadside checks this month

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Daily Herald report

The Lake County sheriff's office will conduct roadside safety checks designed to take DUI offenders off the road through September. Nationwide, one alcohol-related traffic death occurs every 45 minutes, according to the sheriff's office, and alcohol and drug impairment are significant factors in more than 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. Deputies working the safety checks also will look for drivers operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked license or disobeying general traffic laws. The effort is funded by a federal grant administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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