AUBURN GRESHAM — A Chicago Police DUI Strike Force Patrol will set up in Auburn Gresham Friday and Saturday to stop motorists to make sure they aren't driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Officers from the Gresham District will be checking motorists from 8 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday, officials said.
According to a statement from Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, officers will be on the lookout for signs of impaired driving, speeding and safety belt violations.
“This program is conducted year round to ensure drivers are operating their vehicles safely,” McCarthy said. “This is part of an ongoing strategy to keep the city streets safe for Chicago’s residents and commuters.”
This week's effort comes after police conducted an April 25 DUI patrol in the Deering District. Police said the checkpoint resulted in the following arrests eight DUI arrests and tickets for 11 unsafe vehicle violations; six insurance violations; nine drivers license violations; four open alcohol violations; three for marijuana possession; and 16 other traffic violations.