Chicago Police Department: DUI Strike Force Alert

DUI STRIKE FORCE PATROL – ALONG DAN RYAN EXPRESSWAY

The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Strike Force Patrol along the Dan Ryan Expressway (6300 South to 9500 South). The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

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 along the Dan Ryan Expressway (3100 South to 6300 South) on February 19-20, 2016, resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 2

Unsafe Vehicle Violations 26

Insurance Violations 17

Safety Belt Violations 12

Driver’s License Violations 8

Traffic Violations (Other) 23

 Total Citations 88

Other Arrests 0

Vehicles Towed 2

SOURCE: CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE

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