Joliet Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

The Joliet Police Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), announced they will be conducting special patrols during the month of September to crack down on impaired drivers.

“We are reminding everyone that if you drink and drive in Joliet, you lose,” said Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton.  “If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate a sober driver to get home safe and alive.  Be responsible or risk a DUI.”

Starting August 1 and running through September 30, the Joliet Police Department will conduct increased roadside safety checkpoints and saturation enforcement patrols to catch and arrest anyone caught driving while impaired. These checkpoints and saturation patrols will be throughout the city.

Officers working these details will also be strictly enforcing DUI laws, seatbelt violations, child restraint violations, driver’s license violations, cell phone violations, and insurance violations.

The law enforcement crackdown is funded by an IDOT Mini-Labor Day Enforcement Grant and an IDOT eLAP Enforcement Grant.


The City of Joliet is the fourth largest city in the state of Illinois, located just 45 miles southwest of Chicago’s Loop.  Home to over 147,000 residents, in addition to thriving businesses and attractions, the City of Joliet is easily accessible by rail, auto and bus transit. A perfect place to live, work and play, Joliet is constantly striving to promote growth and diversity.  For more information on Joliet visit or call 815.724.4000.