Just in case you thought the Chicago Police Department had more important things to do there will be another roadblock tonight.
The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Englewood (007th) District at 6401 S. Ashland. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2010 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2010.
During roadside checks, police officers slow down traffic, stop cars at regular intervals and watch for drivers who show signs of alcohol impairment and other violations as noted below.
“The program is designated to apprehend drivers who are operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said Superintendent Jody Weis. “It also offers an opportunity to issue citations to drivers who are otherwise a hazard to themselves and others on the public way.”
Given tonight’s weather the last thing you want to do is have to attempt Field Sobriety Testing in the rain. Don’t forget they will impound your car if you are charged with a DUI.