Thursday, May 5, 2016

DUI Strike Force To Patrol Lake Shore Drive Saturday Night

It's never cool to get behind the wheel when you're not completely sober, but this Saturday night will be an especially bad time to do so, because the CPD's DUI Strike Force will be patrolling the area along Lake Shore Drive between North Avenue and Hollywood Avenue.

The special patrols will begin at 7pm on Saturday and continue until 3am Sunday. The press release mentions that "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."

Last weekend, the DUI Strike Force was in the 10th District and issued 162 citations in nine hours, for violations ranging from DUIs to unsafe vehicle violations to insurance violations.

Pro tip: Lyft, Uber and taxis are a lot cheaper than fighting a DUI charge.

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