Chicago Police will conduct a Roadside Safety Check

Roadside safety check in the Grand Central  (025th) Distinct

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Grand Central(025th) District at 4555 West North Avenue. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013. 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 Englewood (007th) District on January 11-12, 2013 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 7 Insurance Violations 21
Drivers License Violations 16
Unsafe Vehicle Violations 16
Other Citations 11
Total Citations 71
Non-Traffic Arrests 1 – Poss. Of Cannabis
Vehicles Towed 13

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