It’s a damp night. Still it’s the weekend and you know what that means, another DUI roadblock in a neighborhood. Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean that police aren’t working other areas in patrol cars, on bikes (I saw two bike officers about an hour ago), horses, and ATVs.
The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Ogden 010th District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011 and end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011.
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.
Whatever you do, if you are in the neighborhood, avoid this area by several blocks. Trust me, don’t try to change your course once you see the cones alerting you to the roadblock. Most of the time, if you change course you will find another roadblock awaiting you or suspicious police following you assuming you are driving drunk and that’s the reason your changed your course.