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NEWS RELEASE
Chicago Police Department
Eddie T. Johnson Anthony Guglielmi
Superintendent Director
312-745-6110 · 3510 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 · Fax 312-745-6999
For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs
January 26, 2017 312-745-6110
DUI SATURATION PATROL – AUSTIN (15th) DISTRICT
The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol in the Austin (15th)
District this weekend. The DUI Saturation Patrol will commence at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday,
January 28, 2017 and end at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 29, 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 along Lake Shore Drive on January 21-22, 2017,
resulted in the following:
Driving Under the Influence 1
Unsafe Vehicle Violations 13
Speed Violations 10
Driver’s License Violations 5
Insurance Violations 7
Traffic Violations (Other) 18
Total Citations 54
Other Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 4
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