Illinois' efforts to keep drunk drivers off the roads is earning recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. MADD has given the state its highest rating for drunk-driving prevention.
Illinois has earned five stars in MADD's 2014 Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving report, which was released Thursday. Some of the reasons cited in the report: the state's use of sobriety check points and an all-offender ignition interlock law that took effect in 2009.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has a message for drivers over the holiday weekend: mind the traffic laws, especially the DUI laws.
Police will conduct Safety Checkpoints, also known as sobriety checks across the city all weekend.
Department officials aren't saying exactly where or when drivers might be stopped, just that it could happen in any city neighborhood, any time between Friday morning and Sunday night.