DUI SATURATION PATROL – JEFFERSON PARK (016th) DISTRICT
The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol in the Jefferson Park (016th) District this weekend. The DUI Saturation Patrol will commence at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 and end at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016.
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. Police vehicles equipped for speed detection are deployed to apprehend speeding violators.
In addition, the Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Mobile Unit may also be deployed to allow officers to expedite the process of charging a person with Driving under the Influence (DUI) prior to transporting an alleged into the nearest lockup for bonding. The mobile unit also allows
for Individual Recognizance Bonds (I-Bonds) to be issued at the site of the DUI Saturation Patrol.
It should be noted that last week’s “saturation patrol” in the Albany Park District yielded only one DUI arrest. Is it a waste of time and money? What do you think?