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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Thursday November 10th, 2011 :: 09:33 a.m. CST


Roadside Safety Check in the Shakespeare (014th) District

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Shakespeare (014th) District at North Ave. & Albany. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2011 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 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 Grand Crossing (003rd) District on November 4 - 5, 2011 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 6
Driver’s License Violations 5
Insurance Violations 2
Other Citations 2
Total Citations 15
Non-Traffic Arrests 1 – (Possession of Cannabis)
Vehicles Towed 7

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

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

W North Ave & N Albany Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

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