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Have you heard of the ACE program?

Many readers of our Sullivan Law criminal defense blog posts likely have no clue what that initiative entails. After all, we are uniformly engulfed in modern life with an overload of acronyms and shorthand designations for various things.

Have you heard of the ACE program?

Many readers of our Sullivan Law criminal defense blog posts likely have no clue what that initiative entails. After all, we are uniformly engulfed in modern life with an overload of acronyms and shorthand designations for various things.

At first blush, the program letters might reasonably seem to connect to something like a platform for gifted young learners or some related academic project.

That couldn’t be further from the truth, though. The acronym actually stands for the words Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement.

Which makes ACE a criminal law enforcement measure.

And a robust, beefed-up one as well, which currently targets Illinois drivers across counties spanning a broad swath of the state.

Illinois law enforcement officials are flatly serious in their hardline approach to motorists they stop and allege to have been driving drunk behind the wheel. That is a truism applicable every day, but especially underscored presently by ACE.

The bottom-line goal linked with ACE is simple and straightforward: to target, arrest and convict impaired adult drivers and underage juveniles who consume or possess alcohol in a vehicle.

Enforcers promise to be – as they always are – uncompromising in their approach. They vow to follow a zero-tolerance approach throughout the campaign.

The ACE initiative will likely ensnare a high number of Illinois motorists in its roving enforcement net, adding to DUI detainment totals that are already at significantly elevated levels. Reportedly, more than 70 Illinois drivers were arrested on drunk driving charges on an “average” day during 2018 – every single day of the year.

The ACE program is slated to run to the end of March.