The Kansas Highway Patrol plans to bring in extra troopers to Lawrence and Douglas County Saturday night in an effort to crack down on drunken driving and other traffic offenses, including speeding.
Lt. Keith Hudson said troopers will participate in a Roving Aggressive Violations Enforcement, or RAVE, funded with a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation. It’s an effort to get more troopers to patrol state highways in Douglas County and the Lawrence area. The KHP performs these operations in Kansas counties periodically and attempts to target several areas where many arrests or accidents have occurred in the past, he said.
“If you are drinking, make sure to get a sober driver,” Hudson said. “Just make arrangements to get home safely.”