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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Thursday December 1st, 2011 :: 11:18 a.m. CST



For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs
December 1, 2011 312-745-6110

Roadside Safety Check in the Harrison (011th) District

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Harrison (011th) District at 4525 W. Madison. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 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 Englewood (007th) District on November 25-26, 2011 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 10
Driver’s License Violations 7
Other Citations 16
Total Citations 33
Non-Traffic Arrests 1 (Warrant)
Vehicles Towed 13
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Chicago, IL 60653

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