Archive for Sunday, April 25, 2010

Highway Patrol saturation patrol nets 10 offenders

April 25, 2010

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The Kansas Highway Patrol conducted a saturation patrol around Douglas County late Saturday night and into Sunday morning and arrested 10 individuals for various violations.

According to Douglas County jail records, the highway patrol arrested three people on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, three people for driving while intoxicated and having no proof of insurance, one person for DWI and having no vehicle registration, one person for DWI and obstructing a legal proceeding, one person for DWI and purchasing liquor for a minor and one person for possession of a depressant and drug paraphernalia.

The vehicle stops were reported mostly within Lawrence itself.

Comments

notajayhawk 5 years, 4 months ago

So you're saying what - you would rather have the people arrested for DWI's still out there on the road?

Evan Ridenour 5 years, 4 months ago

Wow, are you on crack?

Ya, I am sure every single cop is some evil sociopath out there to ruin our lives for their enjoyment.

Hoots 5 years, 4 months ago

And if that drunk would had killed you or your family you would be HAPPY NOW...Woohoo!!! I wish they would do the same to the dumba$$es who text and drive. Studies show they drive worse than drunks. Lawrenceguy40...what year and what kind of car do you drive? If you tell me I'll be sure to stay clear...WAY clear bone head. Yes, also give us the color so we can BOB and JUMP the curb to get around you/stay away from you. Too funny. Topeka got one with 5 checkpoints and we get 10 with less than half the population. Thanks for the blog WASTEDLAWRENCEGUY40.

yankeevet 5 years, 4 months ago

An Ego trip??? NOT..... They are getting these potential killers off the road.................

Russell Fryberger 5 years, 4 months ago

You can tell the people who promote DWI by the spelling errors, Idiots. Too bad they didn't get the other hundreds of drunk drivers that got away.

Glen Moore 5 years, 4 months ago

I love it when a person knows everything about the world and the people in it by the way they spell. Im sure everyone that misspells a word on here is a drunk driver or promotes the likes of which. Please teach me your wisdom so that some day I might be as all knowing as you

Hoots 5 years, 4 months ago

I too hate the spelling trolls. One miss of a letter and you are done. God forbid you come from another country and make a comment here...then you get flamed and thrown in a ditch.

For the people who bang on those who miss a letter here or there on this board...99.9% of us think you are A$$es and ignore what you have to say once you are a critic of a missed i or t. You only point out how VERYsmall your brains are.

The rest of us get their point.

barricade 5 years, 4 months ago

lawrenceguy you have no idea why they do it. First of all you are right they don't do it for the money because they don't make enough. It is not an ego trip they do it to keep these drunks off of the street. You try losing your dad when you are five years old to a drunk driver. It is not fun. They do it because they want to keep crime off of the street. Every night they go out they risk their own life.

tomatogrower 5 years, 4 months ago

So you are in favor of driving drunk and breaking the law. That's carrying the whole libertarian thing a bit too far isn't it?

leeroy_johnson 5 years, 4 months ago

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kansasredlegs 5 years, 4 months ago

Before anyone talks about how dangerous being a police officer is:

The 10 most dangerous jobs Occupation Fatalities per 100,000

Timber cutters 117.8
Fishers 71.1
Pilots and navigators 69.8
Structural metal workers 58.2
Drivers-sales workers 37.9
Roofers 37
Electrical power installers 32.5
Farm occupations 28
Construction laborers 27.7
Truck drivers 25

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics; survey of occupations with minimum 30 fatalities and 45,000 workers in 2002

alm77 5 years, 4 months ago

Fatalities, yes, but what about injuries? Throw in assaults and see what you get. An officer was hit by a car this morning according to an article I just read.

yankeevet 5 years, 4 months ago

Redlegs? You'll find them up in Kansas...with the union; and we are going up there too set things straight............

cowboy 5 years, 4 months ago

Add that to the LPD's count last night and 20 drunks were taken off the street. I'd suspect you could actually arrest 10 from each bar in town if you just sat in the parking lots at 1:30 am.

Steve Jacob 5 years, 4 months ago

Ego trip? How man cops (and fireman) where out at the kid's bike safety and free helmet fair yesterday.

jaywalker 5 years, 4 months ago

Lawrenceguy's speaking outta the wrong end. Again.

Jonathan Becker 5 years, 4 months ago

The USC traffic safety school research in 1983 established that for every 1 person stopped for DUI on normal patrol, there were 19 that did not get stopped. In 1993 and again in 2003, USC did a new survey and the numbers did not change. So at any given time routine patrols only catch 5% of the drivers under the influence.

The most effective way to change those numbers is saturation patrols. Kudos to KHP for taking ten collisions waiting to happen off the street.

Mike Ford 5 years, 4 months ago

they need to be on 59 and 56 where rural people act like speed limits and no passing zones don't exist. they also need to be issuing tickets for leaving brights on and blinding the people in front of . Like tea partiers these people don't believe in laws or courtesy out here. they just subject other people to their brazen behavior.

jaywalker 5 years, 4 months ago

"Like tea partiers these people don't believe in laws or courtesy out here."

Easily the dumbest line of the day on these boards. Congrats!

BigPrune 5 years, 4 months ago

"like tea partiers"? Are you freaking serious?

I would bet money that 80% of the people on the road at 2 AM are drunk.

Kyle Chandler 5 years, 4 months ago

Lawrence has some really great and 'cool' police officers! The guys that patrol my neighborhood are really nice and stop and chat sometimes while im riding my bike/walking the dog.

That being said

The last time i received a speeding ticket the guy was such a JERK and actually tried to add 10 EXTRA miles to the ticket and also attempted to give me a 'no insurance' charge because i took more than 1.5 seconds to find my card. I had to get a bit mouthy with him which is against my policy and refused to sign the ticket until it was corrected. A nasty call to the station made me feel better, but yielded zero results im sure.

That guy was a serious liability and should NOT of been doing any sort of public service. Maybe at a desk perhaps, but sheeesh, nothing is more scary than a cop with a chip on his shoulder.

And always say no to the bogus 'breath test' ...being an electrical engineer, i can tell you that those so called 'analyzers' are about as accurate to 'scientific' alcohol molecular content as FOX is to news (i.e. not at all!) And can totally be tampered with.

Funny fact.....eating BBQ potato chips will beat the breathalyzer!

Evan Ridenour 5 years, 4 months ago

Refusing to take the test in Kansas is basically a sure-fire way to get your license suspended. Kansas has an implied consent law when it comes to that, you refuse it, they can and will suspend your license. You might be placing yourself in a better position to fight a criminal conviction but you almost assuredly are screwing yourself out of the ability to drive legally.

Food_for_Thought 5 years, 4 months ago

News for you-

The breath test isn't an "end all-be all" test. Police officers take into consideration ALL the tests they have you perform. If you refuse the test, and the officer determines that you failed the other tests, you'll still be going to jail...with extra charges for refusing the test.

So because you are an electrical engineer, you've extensively studied how those machines have worked and are able to back up your claims with professional experience and proven facts? Wherever did you read about BBQ potato chips?

Something to think about...if you fail the sobriety tests, but are below 0.08 BAC, the cops can still arrest you for DUI. There's more than one way to be arrested for DUI, and if the tests show you're "impaired', then it won't matter necessarily what you blow, if you blow at all. You think drugs other than alcohol show up on those breath tests? Just food for thought...

pizzapete 5 years, 4 months ago

The three people driving while intoxicated and having no proof of insurance I'm glad to see off the road. Good job guys.

volunteer 5 years, 4 months ago

Still chuckling that someone posted that rural people don't believe in courtesy. Yeah, right. Those folks who wave as you encounter them on the road are trying to be rude, not friendly.

Kontum1972 5 years, 4 months ago

book 'em Danno....throw in a pistol whippin too!

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