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Thursday November 3rd, 2011 :: 11:25 a.m. CDT

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ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECK IN THE GRAND CROSSING (003RD) DISTRICT

For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs
November 2, 2011 312-745-6110

ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECK IN THE GRAND CROSSING (003RD) DISTRICT

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Grand Crossing (003rd) District at 6101 S. State Street. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2011 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday,
November 5, 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 Superintendent, Garry F. McCarthy. “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 South Chicago (004th) District on September
23-24, 2011 resulted in the following:
Driving Under the Influence 12
Driver’s License Violations 9
Insurance Violations 6
Other Citations 13
Total Citations 40
Non-Traffic Arrests 1 – (Possession of Cannabis)
Vehicles Towed 13
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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
3510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

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

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