Chicago cops made almost 25 percent more drunken driving arrests in 2012 compared to the previous year, the study by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists found.
In 2012, Chicago cops busted 3,795 motorists believed to be intoxicated, according to the report.
That’s up from 2011, when Chicago saw 3,037 arrests, AAIM said.
The alliance cited two Chicago cops among the most active in the state in lodging drunken driving charges: Officers Timothy Walter and Matthew Tegtmeier. Walter made 179 arrests in 2012; Tegtmeier made 154 arrests.
The state’s top DUI cop was Rockford investigator John Wenstrom, with 205, AAIM said…
According to the Secretary of State’s office:
• Three out of four DUI offenders are men.
• The average age is 34, with 60 percent under the age of 35.
• The average DUI offender is arrested between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. on a weekend.
• The average drunken driver is caught with a blood alcohol level of .16 percent, or twice the legal limit.