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Roadside Safety Check in the Ogden (10th) District Planned for Dec. 16, 17

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Ogden (010th) District at 2701 S. Western Ave. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2011 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2011.

During roadside checks, police officers slow down traffic, stop cars at regular intervals and watch for drivers who show signs of alcohol impairment and other violations as noted below.

“The program is designated to apprehend drivers who are operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said Superintendent, Garry F. McCarthy. “It also offers anopportunity to issue citations to drivers who are otherwise a hazard to themselves and others on the public way.”

The Roadside Safety Check conducted in the Harrison (011th) District on December 2-3, 2011 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence: 14

Driver’s License Violations: 12

Other Citations: 10

Total Citations: 36

Non-Traffic Arrests: 1 (Possession of Cannabis)

Vehicles Towed: 16