Last week’s Chicago DUI Strike Force struck out: no DUIs

As I noted in my last post, the Chicago DUI Strike Force is going to do a saturation patrol in Bucktown, Logan Square and Wicker Park.  So how did they do last week?  According to, the strike force whiffed badly.

From (story by Linze Rice):

A police task force targeting drunk drivers in Rogers Park Saturday and Sunday gave out 109 citations to motorists, but none were for driving under the influence, police said.

Of those tickets given out, 37 were license violations, 14 were unsafe vehicle violations, 13 were insurance-related, 11 were safety belt violations, and 34 were unrelated traffic violations.

Only one car was towed then, police said.

Police checked in with drivers from 7 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday, also looking for people speeding and not wearing seatbelts.

The DUI Strike Forces are being deployed across the city, with one scheduled for the Wicker Park and Logan Square neighborhoods this weekend.

Considering that 1,000 people have been shot in Chicago in the first three and a half months of the year, you would think the Chicago Police would have more productive things to do with their time.

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