Chicago: DUI strike force patrol in Austin 15th District

Chicago: DUI strike force patrol in Austin 15th District

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Austin (15th) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 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 South Chicago (4th) District on May 24-25,

2013 resulted in the following:
Driving Under the Influence 2
Unsafe Vehicle Violations 19
Safety Belt Violations 16
Insurance Violations 19
Drivers License Violations 12
Speeding Violations 10
Traffic Violations (Other) 38
Total Citations 116
Other Arrests 1 – Possession of Cannabis
Vehicles Towed 2

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