Douglas County Sheriff’s officers will conduct saturation traffic patrols and a DUI check lane Saturday evening.
Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman, said deputies will conduct the operation from 7 p.m. Saturday into early Sunday. Officers will monitor compliance with all Kansas traffic laws and target speeding, drunken driving and seat-belt violations.
Lewis said the department has not yet determined the location of the DUI check lane. The enforcement operation is a partnership between the sheriff’s office and the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, a division of the Kansas Department of Transportation.
“The goal is to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the economic cost resulting from motor vehicle crashes in Kansas,” Lewis said. “The sheriff’s office continually strives to improve the quality of life for all citizens traveling the public roadways of Douglas County.”