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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Wednesday September 5th, 2012 :: 11:31 a.m. CDT

Advisory

ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECK IN THE AUSTIN (015TH) DISTRICT

For Immediate Release
September 5, 2012

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 W. Madison. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 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 Gresham (006th) District on 31 August -1 September, 2012 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 8
Drivers’ License Violations 18
Insurance Violations 15
Unsafe Vehicle 13
Other Citations 18
Total Citations 72
Non-Traffic Arrests 2 (Warrant & Possession of Cannabis)
Vehicles Towed 16

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

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

5440 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60644

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