Thursday, April 7, 2011

Even With Publicity....

... it's kind of scary to think this is what the police pick up during their much-publicized DUI road blocks.  "The DUI Strike Force Patrol conducted in the Lincoln (020th) and the Rogers Park (024th) Districts on March 25–26, 2011 resulted in the following: 
  • Driving Under the Influence 2
  • Unsafe Vehicle Violations 23
  • Speeding Violations 21
  • Seat Belt Violations 19
  • Insurance Violations 16
  • Drivers License Violations 12
  • Traffic Violations (Other) 36
  • Total Citations 129
  • Other Arrests (Warrants) 0
  • Vehicles Towed 2"


  1. If you find this scary, you'd have a heart attack if you saw what they get in a "bad" neighborhood. Felony warrant arrests, recovered stolen autos, narcotics, guns, knives... You name it! Heck, one day we even got a murder suspect. You just never know what's lurking around the next corner. Just sayin.

  2. Lets hope they have the funds and police officers to do these road blocks more often. In the summer along the lake front areas they would make big scores and get these not care attitude fools out from behind the wheel.

  3. Has anyone ever been in an auto accident? The chances the other person has a valid drivers license and insurance is about 2-1. Once I had the other driver park his car and run away before the police came. The car was not stolen but the police assumed he had an arrest warrant. They should do a few of these every single weekend.

  4. @ UV...
    Part of the problem is the politicians declaring Chicago a 'sanctuary city'. This attracts illegals. They are still unable to obtain a drivers license here, though, and that keeps them from obtaining auto insurance. They still need or want a vehicle and interestingly, they do not need a license to purchase or own one.

    There are plenty of worthwhile operations and initiatives that should or could be run every weekend or at least on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it takes money and manpower to run them and the CPD doesn't really have either one to spare.