Douglas County law enforcement officers arrested five people on suspicion of drunken driving late Friday night and early Saturday morning in a check lane in central Lawrence.
Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said officers stopped and checked 278 vehicles as part of the check lane in the 1800 block of Kentucky Street.
The Kansas Highway Patrol and Lawrence Police Department also participated.
One person arrested on suspicion of DUI was also booked on an unlawful marijuana possession charge. In addition to the DUI arrests, check lane officers issued seven open container citations, Lewis said.
He said officers also stopped 18 vehicles for traffic violations associated with the check lane.
Area law enforcement agencies also conducted saturation patrols this weekend seeking drunken drivers and other traffic-related offenders.
Kansas University Public Safety and Eudora police officers also made drunken-driving arrests over the weekend. Including the check lane, 22 people were arrested in Douglas County this weekend on DUI-related charges from Friday evening through noon Sunday, according to jail records.