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Holiday Police Patrols

DANVILLE -- Danville Police want to be sure drivers enjoy the 4th of July holiday and stay safe.

That is why now through the holiday weekend roaming patrols will look for the signs of drunk driving and other violations out on the roads.

Check-points will be set up as well in various locations.

Police say during any holiday there is increased traffic and often impatient driving.

The police department aims to deter people from making a poor decision to drive under the influence as they celebrate independence day.

Commander McFadden of the Danville Police Department says, "If people know we're out checking they may be more inclined to call somebody if they think we may be out.  And, that's always a good thing for people to keep that in the back of their mind.  If their motivation isn't to stay alive maybe their motivation is to save some money because if they get caught with a DUI, it can be very expensive."

Police say the crackdown on drunk driving has been successful as fatalities have gone down in Illinois and more folks are using their seat-belts.

Police will be looking for risk taking behaviors, speed and drivers and passengers without seat-belts.

ABC NewsChannel 15's Heather Good Reports