Community Alert: DUI STRIKE FORCE PATROL IN THE SHAKESPEARE
Advisory: DUI STRIKE FORCE PATROL IN THE SHAKESPEARE (14TH) DISTRICT
The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Shakespeare (14th) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
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 Harrison (11th) District on February 25-26, 2012 resulted in the following:
Driving Under the Influence 2
Unsafe Vehicle Violations 26
Insurance Violations 17
Driver’s License Violations 15
Traffic Violations (Other) 25
Total Citations 85
Other Arrests (Warrants) 0
Vehicles Towed 5