Illinois State Police have announced that they will be conducting random safety road checks in Winnebago County this weekend.

Officials will be on the lookout for:

  • Drunk Driving
  • Unsafe driving
  • Transporting open alcohol
  • Individuals with suspended or revoked driver’s licenses

All drivers are advised to drive safely.

Police have zero tolerance for impaired driving and the DUI penalties according to the Illinois State Police are very severe.

DUI Conviction Penalties
First DUI conviction
  • Minimum of one-year loss of full driving privileges.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one year.
  • Maximum fine of $2,500.
Second DUI Conviction
  • Minimum five-year loss of full driving privileges for a second conviction in a 20-year period.
  • Mandatory five days imprisonment or 240 hours community service.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one year.
  • Maximum fine of $2,500.
Third DUI Conviction - Class 2 felony
  • Minimum ten-year loss of full driving privileges.
  • Mandatory 18-30 month periodic imprisonment.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to seven years.
  • Maximum fine of $25,000.
Aggravated DUI - Class 4 felony (following a crash resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement).
  • Minimum of one-year loss of full driving privileges.
  • Mandatory ten days imprisonment or 480 hours community service.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to twelve years.
  • Maximum fine of $25,000.
Other Alcohol Offenses
Providing Alcohol to a Person Under Age 21
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one year.
  • Maximum fine of $2,500.
Illegal Transportation of an Alcoholic Beverage
  • Maximum fine of $1,000.
  • Point-assigned violation will be entered on drivers record.
  • Drivers license suspension for a second conviction in a 12-month period.
Knowingly Permitting a Driver Under the Influence to Operate a Vehicle
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one year.
  • Maximum fine of $2,500.
Summary Suspension
First Offense
  • A chemical test indicating a BAC of .08 or greater results in a mandatory six-month drivers license suspension.
  • Refusal to submit to a chemical test(s) results in a twelve-month license suspension.
Subsequent Offenses
  • A chemical test indicating a BAC of .08 or greater results in a mandatory one-year drivers license suspension.
  • Refusal to submit to a chemical test(s) results in a three-year license suspension.