Alton, IL

Police Ready for Mardi Gras Weekend

Story by WBGZ Radio

The traffic enforcement effort that accompanies many party weekends is under way. Police from departments around Illinois will have stepped-up patrols, as this is Mardi Gras Weekend. It follows last week's Super Bowl weekend.

Illinois State Police Trooper Heath Bryan tells The Big Z if you find yourself having consumed too much alcohol to drive home, there are options.

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Bryan says they will be performing roving patrols this weekend, which is just another way of saying they will be driving along their various routes, keeping an eye out for drunk and distracted drivers.

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