Douglas County Sheriff's officers made two DUI arrests as part of a check lane east of Tee Pee Junction Saturday night.
Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff's spokesman, said deputies made contact with 123 people in vehicles and asked 20 drivers to perform field sobriety tests as part of the check lane in the 1400 block of U.S. Highway 24-40. Officers conducted the check lane between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
As part of an earlier saturation patrol Saturday evening in the county, deputies wrote eight tickets for speeding, 10 for seat belt violations, one for driving while suspended and 13 other miscellaneous traffic violations, Lewis said.
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, and the operations are aimed at reducing the number of deaths, injuries and the economic costs associated with vehicle accidents.