DUI Strike Force Patrol in the 10th district

The Chicago Police Department issued a statement saying it will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the 10th District this upcoming weekend. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will start at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 and will end at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

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 Calumet (5th) District on January 31-February 1, 2014, resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 3

Unsafe Vehicle Violations 58

Insurance Violations 13

Seat Belt Violations 20

Drivers License Violations 9

Traffic Violations (Other) 42

Total Citations 145

Other Arrests 0

Vehicles Towed 5