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May 29, 2013

Sergeant Roger Saran
Addison Police Department


The following is a list of citations and arrests written by Addison Police at the Roadside Safety Checkpoint held on Friday May 24, from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., at 32 W. Lake Street in Addison.

The Checkpoint was held, in conjunction with the Illinois State Police. Additionally, members of the Addison Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) assisted with traffic control.

No Valid Driver’s License:                                          7
No Vehicle Insurance:                                                 15
Equipment Violations                                                  4
Driving While License Suspended                               4
Driving While License Revoked                                1
Open Alcohol Violations                                             3
Child Restraint Violations:                                           4
No Seat Belts:                                                              3
Moving Violations:                                                      1
Other Misdemeanor Arrest                                         1
Total Citations/Arrests:                                             43

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. Almost 600 drivers pulled up to the checkpoint. Only 279 of them were directed into the checkpoint.

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

The Addison Police Department was happy to see there were no impaired motorists on the roadway in the vicinity of the safety checkpoint, and that no crashes occurred between the hours of 11 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. The message, “If you drink and drive, you will get arrested”, was on the minds of the motoring public. The Addison Police Department thanks drivers for respecting their co-motorists.

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