Orland Park Leads South Suburbs in 2017 DUI Arrests: Survey

As reported by Lorraine Swanson of The Patch on July 2, 2018, the Village of Orland Park had the most DUI arrests of any southwest suburb in Cook County.

Orland Park landed in the top 20 of Illinois municipalities and led the south suburbs in for DUI arrests in 2017. Orland Park officers logged 216 arrests of buzzed drivers, according to the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists’ annual DUI arrest survey.

AAIM is an Illinois-only citizen activist group founded in 1982 by victims of drunk driving based in Schaumburg. The group promotes prevention, victim advocacy and legislation for tougher drunk driving laws and is a recognized expert in this area.

The south suburban police departments in the Patch network that responded to the 2017 AAIM survey ranked as followed:

  • #12 Orland Park, 216 (184 arrests in 2016; ranked 16)
  • #19 Oak Lawn, 162 (223 arrests in 2016; ranked #11)
  • #43 Chicago Heights, (136 arrests in 2016; ranked #43
  • #38 Palos Heights, 112 (140 arrests in 2016; ranked #19)
  • #43 Chicago Heights, 103 (136 arrests in 2016; ranked #35)
  • #74 Tinley Park, 60 (79 arrests in 2016; ranked #55)
  • #75 Orland Hills, 41 (14 arrests in 2016; ranked #113)
  • #97 Homewood, 36 (information unavailable for 2016)
  • #94 Alsip, 40 (49 arrests in 2016; ranked #78)
  • #111 Palos Hills, 19 (25 arrests in 2016; ranked #102)
  • #116, Oak Forest, 14 (15 arrests in 2016; ranked #112)
  • #118 Flossmoor, 12 (25 arrests in 2016; ranked #102)
  • #121, Palos Park, 9 (17 arrests in 2016; ranked #110)

The full story from The Patch appears here.

We have been defending persons charged with DUI in the southwest suburbs of Cook County and Will County for over 30 years.  A DUI charge is serious and could result in suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, and even imprisonment. If you are charged with DUI, contact the Law Offices of James A. Payonk, Jr., PC for a free consultation at 708-633-6005.

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