If you’re planning on heading into Chicago this weekend, make sure you stay sober or hitch a ride with a designated driver, as city police have announced that they will be conducting roadside checkpoints to look for inebriated drivers.
According to a statement, Chicago police plan to set up “roadside safety checks” where police will “slow down traffic at regular intervals and watch for drivers who show signs of alcohol impairment and other violations.”
The Chicago Police also released information on where and when the crackdown will take place. Here’s where police will be stationed:
The DUI crackdown will begin at 7 p.m. and will run until 3 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Saturday DUI Crackdown Planned As Well
The weekend DUI crackdown continues on Saturday, when police will conduct what they are calling a “DUI Strike Force.” Although they are not announcing the specific location of the DUI crackdown, they did note that it would take place in Chicago’s Lincoln District on the city’s North Side.
According to a police statement about the Saturday “DUI Strike Force,” police said the goal of the enforcement is to “saturate a pre-designated area with roving police officers that continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving.”
Police will also have extra DUI equipment at their disposal to help speed up the process of charging a person with drunk driving. Although they failed to list this additional equipment, it seems likely that they’ll have expedited communication with judges who can issue warrants for breath tests. A breath test can give the state enough evidence to convict you on a drunk driving charge, so if you are driving through these areas this weekend, do so under the legal limit. In the event you or someone you know gets caught in these stings, or if you’re arrested somewhere else for a similar crime, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call Appelman & Lloyd right away!