A saturation patrol and a sobriety check lane will be conducted Saturday night by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Lawrence Police Department.
The agencies are joining law enforcement officers from across the state in performing extra, random drunken driving patrols through Labor Day, Sept. 1. Officers will be looking for drivers who are violating seat-belt laws and driving under the influence.
The local saturation patrol will be from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and a sobriety check lane will be set up from 11 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday.
At least 100 law enforcement agencies across Kansas are participating in the statewide drunken driving crackdown, which lasts for 19 days. Overtime paid to officers taking part in the patrols is being reimbursed to agencies with grant money, the Kansas Department of Transportation said.