Drive sober and wear your seatbelt next weekend, or you may get a ticket from the Forest Park police.

Police will be holding a traffic roadblock check-in the 900 block of Harlem Avenue starting at midnight on Friday, Nov. 22 and continuing until 3 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, said Deputy Chief Tom Aftanas.

Police will be looking for drivers with revoked or suspended licenses, open alcohol containers and for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as well as drivers and passengers who are not belted in.

The last Forest Park police safety check was Sept. 27, weeks after intoxicated driver Miguel Rico of Chicago killed two women by driving the wrong way down the Harlem Avenue exit ramp to the Eisenhower.

This story has been updated to correct the dates of the safety check.

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...

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