Chicago: DUI strike force patrol in central 001st & 008th Districts

Chicago: DUI strike force patrol in central 001st & 008th Districts

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Central (001st) and the Near North (018th) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 8:00p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

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 Town Hall (019th) District on February 9-10,2013 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 2
Unsafe Vehicle 31
Insurance Violations 12
Speeding 8

Traffic Violations (Other) 24_
Total Citations 77
Other Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 3

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