ISP steps up DUI enforcement

July 2, 2008 4:05:01 PM PDT
Illinois State Police are stepping up DUI enforcement before the July 4 holiday.More than 100 roadside safety checks are planned through Sunday.

Last Independence Day, four people died in crashes on state highways. Two of those deaths involved a drunk driver.

State police say anyone hosting a July 4th party can be prosecuted if alcohol is served to someone who is involved in a drunken driving crash.

Officers are also reminding people that if they plan to drink over the holiday, designate a sober driver.

And they want to make sure all drivers and passengers buckle up.