Archive for the ‘DUI Checkpoint’ Category
June 19th, 2014 at 4:15 pm
The Bartlett DUI Police have announced that they will be spending extra time before and after the Fourth of July 2014 to arrest people for DUI. They will be paid extra bounty money from the Illinois Department of Transportation based on whether they make enough arrests and issue enough tickets to satisfy the quota requirements of the federal grant.
Whether such a procedure of filling an arrest or ticket quota is legal under the new Illinois traffic laws might become an issue.
May 23rd, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Arlington Heights DUI Arrest likely due to Rewards Program for cops. There will be at least one roadblock in Arlington Heights between May 9 and Memorial Day 2014 says the police. Keep in mind, that in order to collect federal funds, the police must arrest at least 1 person for DUI for every officer that works this detail. You have a right to refuse all field sobriety tests and preliminary (or portable) breath testing devices. And if arrested, you have the right to demand that they obtain a search warrant before submitting to any further blood breath or urine testing. Just like our forefathers had to do 240 years ago when their government became oppressive, you too must stand up for your basic rights.
The Arlington Heights Police Department will have specialized traffic enforcement activities during May leading up to Memorial Day as part of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”
Enforcement activities will include numerous seat belt enforcement zones, impaired driving saturation patrols, and two Roadside Safety Checkpoints. The checkpoints will take place on Friday, May 9, and May 16 on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road. The enforcement campaign will run from May 9 through May 26.
January 30th, 2014 at 12:13 pm
When arresting a person on charges of a DUI offense in Illinois, there is a proper procedure all officers must follow. The 2013 Illinois DUI Fact Book outlines these steps so that drivers will know what to expect.
First, an officer must stop your vehicle at a roadside safety check or have adequate probable cause or reasonable suspicion to pull you over. This can include observing unusual operation of the vehicle by the driver. Once safely pulled over, the officer may spend a few moments talking with and observing the driver before requesting the driver’s license, registration, and insurance.
If the officer suspects the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may ask the driver to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. Once these are completed, the officers can either release the driver, or if they have probable cause based on the results of the field sobriety tests, they can place the driver under arrest for DUI. Anyone who refuses to complete the field sobriety tests can have their license suspended under the law.
If the driver is placed under arrest, they will be taken to the police station, where a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) test of their breath, blood, or urine will be administered.
If the BAC is found to be between .05 and .08 percent, and no drugs are found in the driver’s system, the DUI charge remains in effect until the court decides otherwise, however the driver’s license does not automatically get suspended. If the BAC is shown as .08 or more, or if there is any evidence of drugs in the driver’s system, the driver will receive immediate notice that their license has been suspended.
If you have been accused of a DUI offense, and believe that the proper procedures were not followed, contact an experienced Illinois DUI defense attorney right away. They can ensure your case is fairly represented in court, and ensure you do not receive any undeserved punishment under the law.