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Police Will Be Patrolling Wrigleyville For DUIs This Weekend

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Aug 18, 2016 4:18PM

Wrigleyville (photo via Facebook)

The Chicago Police Department's strike force for catching drunk drivers is returning to Wrigleyville this weekend to patrol the area for potential DUIs and other driving violations.

The DUI Strike Force Patrol will be roving through the 19th Town Hall police district, which encompasses Wrigleyville, Boystown and other parts of Lakeview, between 7:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 and 3 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. In addition to impaired drivers, the patrollers will also be looking for speed and safety belt violators to ticket. A mobile unit that conducts Breath Alcohol Testing will also be on-hand.

Lakeview is known as a nightlife hub for Chicago, and has sometimes been called the city's douche vortex. Last weekend, the department's DUI Strike Force charged three drivers with DUIs while patrolling the 10th District on the Southwest Side, according to a release from the department. CPD will also be conducting a DUI strike force overnight Saturday to Sunday in the 15th Police District on the West Side.