Archive for Thursday, July 26, 2007

271 vehicles stopped by sheriff’s deputies

July 26, 2007


The Douglas County Sheriff's Office released its statistics Wednesday from a saturation patrol and sobriety checkpoint it conducted with Lawrence police last weekend. Both departments operated a checklane from 11 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday in the westbound lanes of Kansas Highway 10 at O'Connell Road.

Deputies checked 271 vehicles, conducted seven standard field sobriety tests and six portable breath tests. One person refused to take the test. A citation also was issued to a person who was driving with a suspended license.

During the countywide saturation patrol, conducted from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, deputies issued 24 speeding citations and cited one person for driving with defective headlights.


JoRight 10 years, 7 months ago

To me at least, wouldnt they catch more drunks from like 12-3 or 4? The bars get out at 2 and every drunk is checkpoint free to drive home. . .+ I think it would make more sense to run saturation about the same time.

Also, the checkpoint seemed like a bad location. . .somewhere on sixth or ninth street?

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