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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Friday July 23rd, 2010 :: 02:51 p.m. CDT



The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Englewood (007th) District at 6401 S. Ashland. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2010 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

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.

β€œThe program is designated to apprehend drivers who are operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said Superintendent Jody Weis. β€œIt 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 Monroe (012th) District on July 9-10, 2010 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 11
Open Liquor 2
Insurance Violations 15
Seat Belt Violations 1
Drivers License Violations 17
City Stickers Violations 1
Traffic Violations (Other) 11
Total Citations 58


Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
3510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 312-744-4000

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