Advisory: DUI STRIKE FORCE PATROL on Saturday, September 29, 2012


The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Albany Park (017th) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Police saturate a pre-designated area with roving police officers that continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving.

Patrols also place emphasis on

    DUI and alcohol related violations and
    Seat 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 Shakespeare (014th) District on 21-22 September 2012 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 1
Unsafe Vehicle 62
Insurance Violations 31
Drivers License Violations 18
Safety Belt Violations 8
Speeding Violations 7
Traffic Violations (Other) 51
Total Citations 178
Other Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 4

Vijay Sharma operates The Law Office of Vijay R. Sharma based in Skokie, Illinois. He is a DUI and criminal defense attorney, a former prosecutor in Cook County and a former College Professor.

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