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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Thursday August 30th, 2012 :: 07:25 a.m. CDT



The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Chicago Lawn (008th) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2012.

The purpose of this program is to saturate a pre-designated area with roving police officers that continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols also place emphasis on speed, alcohol-related and safety belt violations. Police vehicles equipped for speed detection are deployed to apprehend speeding violators.

In addition, the Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Mobile Unit may also be deployed to allow officers to expedite the process of charging a person with Driving under the Influence (DUI) prior to transporting an alleged into the nearest lockup for bonding. The mobile unit also allows for Individual Recognizance Bonds (I-Bonds) to be issued at the site of the DUI Strike Force Patrol.

The DUI Strike Force Patrol conducted in the Grand Crossing (003rd) District on August 25-26, 2012 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 4
Unsafe Vehicle 28
Driver’s License Violations 11
Seatbelt Violations 10
Traffic Violations (Other) 22
Total Citations 75
Other Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 5

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

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

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