Chicago: DUI strike patrol in the Englewood 007th district

Chicago: DUI strike patrol in the Englewood 007th district
The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Englewood (007th) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 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 Ogden (010th) District on January 26-27, 2013 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 0
Unsafe Vehicle 31
Insurance Violations 17
Drivers License Violations 13
Traffic Violations (Other) 36_
Total Citations 97
Other Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 2

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