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June 10, 2009
Sgt. Michael Tierney
Addison Police Department


The Addison Police Department conducted a Roadside Safety Checkpoint from 8 p.m., Friday May 29, to 2 a.m., Saturday, May 30. The Safety Checkpoint will be conducted at 1111 W. Lake St, just east of Itasca Road.

The Checkpoint was a multi-jurisdictional checkpoint involving the Addison Police Department, the Illinois State Police, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, the Bloomingdale Police Department, the Villa Park Police Department and the Wood Dale Police Department. Additionally, members of the Addison Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) assisted with traffic control.

The following is a list of citations and arrests written:

No Valid Drivers License: 27
Driving While License Suspended or Revoked: 7
No Vehicle Insurance: 48
No Seat Belts: 10
Child Restraint Violations: 10
Registration Violations: 1
Moving Violations: 3
Warrant Arrests: 3
Ordinance Violations (Cannabis Possession): 3
Open Alcohol 1
Warning Tickets 13

Total Citations/Arrests: 111

The goal of the checkpoint was to educate the public on the dangers of driving while impaired. While the checkpoint may be a brief inconvenience to motorists, the benefits to the motoring public outweigh the inconvenience. More than 1600 drivers pulled up to the checkpoint. Only 838 of them were directed into the checkpoint.

Each driver entering the checkpoint received a letter from Chief Hayden thanking them for their cooperation and explained to purpose of the checkpoint. Most were back on their way in less than one minute.

The Addison Police Department was happy to see there were no impaired motorists on the roadway in the vicinity of the safety checkpoint. We are happy to report that no crashes occurred between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. The message, “If you drink and drive, you will get caught”, was on the minds of the motoring public. The Addison Police Department thanks driver’s for respecting their co-motorists.