Local Police Reports

DUI Strike Force Patrol Friday In Chicago’s Shakespeare (014th) District

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Shakespeare (014th) District beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2010 and ending at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010.

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 Austin (015th) District on July 3, 2010 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 3
Open Liquor 0
Insurance Violations 6
Occupant Protection 2
Drivers License Violations 8
City Sticker/License Violations 1
Speeding 0
Traffic Violations (Other) 21
Total Violations 41

Source: ChicagoPolice.org