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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Wednesday September 12th, 2012 :: 10:09 a.m. CDT



The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Grand Central (025th) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 16, 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 Chicago Lawn (008th) District on 1-2 September 2012 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 1
Insurance Violations 14
Unsafe Vehicle 8
Seatbelt Violations 7
Driver’s License Violations 7
Traffic Violations (Other) 24
Total Citations 61

Other Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 1

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

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

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