Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chicago DUI Attorney Questions the Effectiveness of Anonymous Tip Programs

This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and here about anonymous tips for "successful arrests" of DUI drivers.  Now it appears the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists wants to remind folks that this program exists.

An anti-drunk driving group is hoping to pad the wallets of people who report drunk drivers on the roads this holiday season.
The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists is expanding its “Drunkbusters” program throughout Illinois for the next two weekends.
The program, in which callers can be paid $100 for reporting an impaired driver who’s eventually arrested for DUI, runs year round in Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Will and Kane counties.
Since it started in 1990, Drunkbusters has paid out more than $445,000 and led to the arrests of more than 4,450 impaired motorists, the alliance said. The program is funded by fines collected from convicted drunk drivers.
Anyone else wondering how the fines are collected?