SHERIFF’S POLICE ISSUE NEARLY 60 TICKETS DURING STICKNEY TOWNSHIP SAFETY CHECK
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 — Cook County Sheriff’s Police issued nearly 60 tickets, including three for DUI, during a Valentine’s Day random roadside safety check in unincorporated Stickney Township, according to the Office of Sheriff Thomas J. Dart.
The safety check took place Saturday, Feb. 14 between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the 3900 block of South Cicero Avenue. In all, 1,579 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 300 were stopped and screened by Sheriff’s Police.
Among the tickets issued were three for DUI, including one offender charged with aggravated felony DUI; 27 for equipment violations; 26 for driver’s license violations including suspended and revoked licenses; and 4 for registration violations, among other charges.
Two additional arrests were made during the safety check; one for a driver charged with possession of cannabis and one for felony possession of a controlled substance, for a man who had 23 grams of cocaine and $1,974.00 in his possession. Both the drugs and cash were confiscated by police.
This Random Roadside Safety Check was funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s “Holiday Mobilization Grant,” which targets problem traffic areas throughout suburban Cook County during various