Chicago: DUI strike in the Morgan Park

Chicago: DUI strike in the Morgan Park


DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Morgan Park  (022nd) DISTRICT

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Ogden (010th) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, 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 Albany Park (017th) District on April 26-27,

2013 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 4
Safety Belt Violations 25
Insurance Violations 11
Drivers License Violations 10
Unsafe Vehicle Violations 8
Traffic Violations (Other) 13
Total Citations 71
Other Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 9

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