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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Tuesday November 15th, 2011 :: 10:56 a.m. CST


Roadside Safety Check in the Austin (015th) District

For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs
November 15, 2011 312-745-6110

Roadside Safety Check in the Austin (015th) District

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Austin (015th) District at 5440 West Madison. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2011 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 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 Shakespeare (014th) District on November 11-12, 2011 resulted in the following:
Driving Under the Influence 11
Driver’s License Violations 14
Insurance Violations 13
Unsafe Vehicles 7
Other Citations 25
Total Citations 70
Non-Traffic Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 16
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