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By Quest Products Nov 19, 2010 9:56:29 AM
DUI Patrol
DUI Patrol, photo by: Steven Damron

As the winter holiday season approaches area police will be stepping up their DUI enforcement efforts throughout your state. If you are going to be out drinking take a cab home or bring along your breathalyzer and test yourself before driving.

Depending on your state, a DUI conviction comes with steep penalties for even first time offenders, including up to one year in jail, up to $2500 in fines, a six month license suspension and mandatory use of a breath alcohol ignition interlock device.

When pulling over drivers police officers look for a variety of indicators to spot potential drunk drivers, these include:

  • Turning widely
  • Braking erratically
  • Driving without headlights
  • Weaving, swerving, drifting out of the lanes
  • Straddling the center line
  • Responding slowly to a change in traffic signals
  • Turning abruptly
  • Accelerating or decelerating rapidly

Don't have a breathalyzer? We offer personal breathalyzers right here at Q3ATS. Looking for a professional breathalyzer? The AlcoHAWK PT500 is used by police officers to do roadside screening of potential drunk drivers.


Source: 24-7 Press Release, Approaching Holiday Season Means Increased DUI Patrols in Illinois