Archive for Friday, August 22, 2008

DUI patrol set for weekend

August 22, 2008


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.


yoornotmee 7 years, 1 month ago

"Hey, the college kids are back.""Let's get 'em!"

Jim Phillips 7 years, 1 month ago

Once again, evolve has clearly demonstrated his lack of comprehension of the English language. Have someone read the article to you. It might help.

compmd 7 years, 1 month ago

beim, this has been covered myriad times here. 1) Driving is a privilege, not a right2) The supreme court has upheld the legality of checkpoints.Frankly, I think the DUI penalties in Kansas are a joke. But take a few of these idiots off the road for a while and maybe they will learn something.

SMe 7 years, 1 month ago

If they're drunk, driving without a license, driving without insurance why not? Which do you fit inot? FYI it's not only College students that go through those check lanes.

beim 7 years, 1 month ago

guilty until proven innocent...ja wohl! the police state is great here in Kansas! everybody loves cops everywhere pulling as many people over and making them pay! get into the checkpoint freedom groove everybody!

beim 7 years, 1 month ago

Hey, i'm against people driving drunk, I just don't like checkpoints. They aren't American in their structure because everyone is prone to being pulled over for nothing. If they would just pull over those not driving correctly or acting drunk through the many various signs that would be ok by me. Just no checkpoints.

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