The Riverside and North Riverside police departments are teaming up to conduct a “safety/sobriety checkpoint” on Friday, June 19, 2015.

The checkpoint will kick off the summer season and raise awareness of both Riverside and North Riverside’s zero tolerance toward alcohol-impaired driving. The checkpoint will be conducted on Friday, June 19 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Locations selected for these checkpoints will be within the corporate limits of the village of Riverside and North Riverside, and the areas selected have consistently shown to be the high-traffic area for previous arrests of impaired drivers.

The checkpoint will focus on identifying alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers before they get involved in a collision, thereby increasing the safety for all west suburban motorists. This event symbolizes the commitment that Riverside and North Riverside Police Department have toward reducing the number of DUI incidents and decreasing the number alcohol-related traffic collisions as well as alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

Staffing the roadside sobriety checkpoint will be supervisors from Riverside and North Riverside, patrol officers, community service officers, police service aids and auxiliary police. The sobriety checkpoint is being funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Both Riverside and North Riverside received the grants and are working jointly and sharing grant funds to administer the sobriety checkpoint.

Submitted by the Riverside and North Riverside police departments.