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DUI Strike Force To Patrol In Englewood This Weekend

By Wendell Hutson | April 23, 2014 2:44pm
 Police will be on the lookout for drunk drivers in the Austin District.
Police will be on the lookout for drunk drivers in the Austin District.
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ENGLEWOOD — A Chicago Police DUI Strike Force Patrol will set up in Englewood this weekend to stop motorists to make sure they are not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Officers from the 7th District will be checking motorists from 8 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

Police said officers will be on the lookout for signs of impaired driving, speeding and safety belt violations.

A Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit will also be on-site at checkpoints, which allows officers to quickly process drivers prior to them being taken into custody if necessary. The mobile unit also allows for Individual Recognizance Bonds (known as I-Bonds) to be issued at the site, according to police.

This weekend's effort comes after police conducted a DUI patrol in South Chicago last week. Police said the check-point resulted in the following arrests or citations: three DUIs; 49 unsafe vehicle violations; 41 safety belt violations; 20 insurance violations; 18 drivers license violations; eight speeding violations; and 42 other traffic violations.