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DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Chicago Lawn (008th) District

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Chicago Lawn (008th) District beginning at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2010 and ending at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 19, 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 Ogden (10th) District on December 3-4, 2010 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence           3
Open Liquor                                     4
Insurance Violations                     24
Occupant Protection                       20
Drivers License Violations             17
City Sticker/License Violations       7
Speeding                                           1
Traffic Violations (Other)              37
Total Violations                             113