Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Warning! DUI Crackdown in Kane County This Weekend

The Kane County State's Attorney's Office, along with local police agencies in Kane County, have announced that they will be teaming up this weekend for the county's third "No Refusal" operation where officers will obtain on the spot search warrants against drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. While the details are not being set out, it sounds as if a court judge will be present to sign search warrants at these sting locations. The warrants could require that a motorist submit to a breath, urine or blood test. If a driver refuses to comply with such a warrant, officials have stated that they may be charged with contempt of court. The operation is scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday but officials are not disclosing where in Kane County these operations will be carried out.

The first "No Refusal" operation took place on Memorial Day Weekend in 2008 and resulted in 14 arrests. The second "No Refusal" operation took place over this year's St. Patrick's Day weekend and resulted in just 3 arrests.

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1 comment:

James G. Dimeas said...

We posted a blog today about how this program has become controversial. John Barsanti, the Will County State's Attorney is going to consider abandoning the program unless he receives sufficient interest from local police agencies. Here's a link to our post:

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