Archive for Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sobriety check nets one arrest

July 25, 2007


Law enforcement officers arrested one person for driving under the influence of alcohol during a weekend sobriety checkpoint.

Lawrence police and Douglas County sheriff's officers stopped 188 vehicles from 11 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday in the westbound lanes of Kansas Highway 10 at O'Connell Road.

A citation also was issued for a violation of the Kansas open container law.

A saturation patrol, conducted from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday in the city and county, resulted in 46 speeding tickets, eight hazardous moving violations, six seat-belt violations and two child-restraint violations.


Adrienne Sanders 10 years, 7 months ago

Well, that seems like a good use of time and resources... ONE arrest out of 188 stops?? Not that I want people to be arrested... the saturation patrol seems like a better idea.

sourpuss 10 years, 7 months ago

Gotta agree, duldinea47. I thought the same thing. Perhaps instead of cutting city services, we can stop doing something that only nets two citations.

aero_steve 10 years, 7 months ago

If they were interested in finding drunks, shouldn't they have stopped the east bound traffic leaving Lawrence instead of the traffic coming to town? Seems like a waste of time otherwise.

Mkh 10 years, 7 months ago

Well it's such a good thing that we have this "Beer Tax" proposed to give the cops more money. Clearly things are way out of control and we need to keep Olin's pockets fat so he can clean up this town!

I hope I don't choke on my lunch from laughing.

Justanopinion 10 years, 7 months ago

Maybe if they didnt announce everytime they were going to have sobriety checks they would catch more drunk drivers and would not be as much of a waste of time.

Drunk drivers, especially if they are routinuely drunk, often know they are drunk drivers and will be more cautious when they read in the paper that morning that there would be DUI checks.

What is thier reasoning behind announcing it?

Katie Van Blaricum 10 years, 7 months ago

If they stopped 188 people on suspicion of driving under the influence, surely more than one of those people were drinking. Why only one charge?

asbarkincat 10 years, 7 months ago

Not only should they not annouce that they are gonna do it but maybe doing it more often, expecially when the college students are here. Seems like more since to do it closer in town. Like at K-10 and Harper, or maybe out by I-70 entrance ramps.

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