Chicago DUI Saturation Patrol – Morgan Park

ChicagoThe Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol in the Morgan Park (22nd) District this weekend. The DUI Saturation Patrol will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8th, 2017 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

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 Saturation Patrol.

The DUI Saturation Patrol conducted in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District on September 1-2,2017 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 1

Unsafe Vehicle Violations 23

Insurance Violations 5

Seat Belt Violations 4

Traffic Violations (Other) 7

Total Citations 40

Other Arrests 0

Vehicles Towed 1

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