Illinois troopers patrol undercover dressed as construction workers

Illinois troopers plan to start dressing up like construction workers as they patrol work zones.

“Somebody is going to get hurt,” disguised Illinois State Trooper Ron Salier said. “That’s why we’re out here. We are trying to make a difference and educate people.”

The undercover patrols were underway Monday, May 6 to raise awareness for Work-Zone Safety Week.

Police said they planned to do conduct more patrols in the future, but didn’t have plans in place.