AVALON PARK —Motorists driving along Stony Island Avenue Friday evening may experience some delays, as Chicago police will be conducting a roadside safety check.
The safety check at 7424 S. Stony Island starts at 8 p.m. and ends 4 a.m. Saturday.
Chicago police said during roadside safety checks drivers must slow down as officers stop cars at regular intervals and watch for drivers who show signs of alcohol impairment and other violations as noted below.
"This program is conducted year round to ensure drivers are operating their vehicles safely,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in a statement. “This is part of an ongoing strategy to keep the city streets safe for Chicago’s residents and commuters.”
A roadside safety check was conducted Jan. 17 in Chicago Lawn and resulted in eight vehicles being towed and the following violations: driving under the influence, 3; unsafe vehicle violations, 7; insurance violations, 8; drivers license violations, 9; safety belt violations, 6; other citations, 7; and two other arrests for possession of cannabis and one for a warrant.