Friday, August 19, 2016

DUI Strike Force Out in 19th District Tonight

It's never wise to get behind the wheel when you're not completely sober, but this Friday night and Saturday morning are exceptionally bad times to do so, because the CPD's DUI Strike Force will be patrolling the 19th District. The District's boundaries are Lawrence to Fullerton between the river and the lake.

The special patrols will begin at 7pm on Friday and continue until 3am Saturday. 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 96 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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