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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Thursday August 30th, 2012 :: 07:21 a.m. CDT



The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Gresham (006th) District at 432 West 87th Street. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012.

During roadside safety 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.

“This program is conducted year round to ensure drivers are operating their vehicles safely,” said Superintendent, Garry F. McCarthy. “This is part of an ongoing strategy to keep the city
streets safe for Chicago’s residents and commuters.”

The Roadside Safety Check conducted in the Deering (009th) District on August 23-24, 2012 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 9
Drivers’ License Violations 16
Insurance Violations 13
Unsafe Vehicle 6
Open Liquor 5
Other Citations 10
Total Citations 59
Non-Traffic Arrests 4 – 1 - Warrant
3 – Possession of Cannabis
Vehicles Towed 20

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

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

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