The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Austin (15th) District this weekend. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Additionally, the a Roadside Safety Check will be conducted in the (6th) District at 7500 S.
Ashland. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
The purpose of this program is to saturate a pre-designated area with roving police officers that continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols also place emphasis on speed, alcohol-related and safety belt violations. Police vehicles equipped for speed detection are deployed to apprehend speeding violators. In addition, the Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Mobile Unit may also be deployed to allow officers to expedite the process of charging a person with Driving under the Influence (DUI) prior to transporting an alleged into the nearest lockup for bonding. The mobile unit also allows for Individual Recognizance Bonds (I-Bonds) to be issued at the site of the DUI Strike Force Patrol.
The DUI Strike Force Patrol conducted in the Jefferson Park (16th) District on December 4 – 5, 2015, resulted in the following: Driving Under the Influence 6
Driver’s License Violations 11
Unsafe Vehicle Violations 10
Insurance Violations 11
Traffic Violations (Other) 8
Total Citations 46
Other Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 7
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