Being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated can be an embarrassing and humiliating thing to experience. In Illinois, those who are stopped by police on suspicion of DUI will usually be required to undergo a field sobriety test and/or a Breathalyzer test. However, Breathalyzer tests can give false readings, and some feel that field sobriety tests are the least reliable way to determine blood alcohol content. Regardless, failing any of these tests can result in a DUI arrest. Police departments across the state of Illinois are making efforts to crackdown on drunk driving.
Police in Chicago will be making special patrols in the near future, looking for drunk drivers. According to a recent community alert, the patrols will take place during an upcoming weekend. In what the department is calling the DUI Saturation Patrol, police say that will dispatch roving officers to a pre-designated area.
Reports say that these officers will be looking for signs of impaired driving such as swerving. Although the special patrols will be taking place on the south side of Chicago, the exact location is being kept secret. During the patrols, police say they will also be placing added emphasis on seat belt violations and speeding.
Being charged with driving under the influence can do irreversible damage to a person’s record and reputation. Illinois citizens who have been charged with a DUI should know that they have the right to defend against this charge. A knowledgeable attorney can protect individual rights and determine a strategy to increase the odds of achieving the best possible outcome.