Williams, a trooper for Illinois State District 20, is getting a chance to be West-Central Illinois' version of Ponch or Jon. On Monday, he became the district's first full-time motorcycle patrol officer in 14 years.
"You're about invisible out here on a bike," said Williams, who has been with the Illinois State Police for 5 1/2 years. "You can see more violations when you're on the bike. We're looking for texting and cell phone use."
Williams said curbing distractive driving is one of the Illinois State Police's highest priorities right now. He said riding a motorcycle gives him a better look into cars when he passes them.