- Wednesday March 16th, 2011 :: 09:21 a.m. CDT
ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECK IN THE NEAR NORTH (018th) DISTRICT AND THE CALUMET (005th) DISTRICT
The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Near North (018th) District at North Ave and Kingsbury. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011.
An additional Roadside Safety Check will be conducted in the Calumet (005th) District at 11800 S. Halsted. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
During roadside checks, police officers slow down traffic, stop cars at regular intervals and watch for drivers who show signs of alcohol impairment and other violations as noted below.
“The program is designated to apprehend drivers who are operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said Interim Superintendent Terry Hillard. “It also offers an opportunity to issue citations to drivers who are otherwise a hazard to themselves and others on the public way.”
The Roadside Safety Check conducted in the Wentworth (002nd) District on March 11-12, 2011 resulted in the following:
Driving Under the Influence 12
Insurance Violation 15
Drivers License Violations 23
Traffic Violations (Other) 9
Total Citations 59
Vehicles Towed 14
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