Archive for Friday, March 18, 2011

Douglas County Sheriff’s officers make 24 stops, but issue no DUIs, in St. Patrick’s Day saturation patrol

March 18, 2011


Douglas County Sheriff’s officers made 24 traffic stops as part of a saturation traffic patrol on St. Patrick’s Day, but no one was arrested for drunken driving.

Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said officers on patrol Thursday issued citations for 17 seat belt violations, six speeding violations, two expired vehicle tags, one for no proof of insurance and one for following a vehicle too closely. One person was arrested for driving on a revoked license.

The extra patrol was part of a partnership between the sheriff’s office and Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office with the goal of reducing the number of deaths, injuries and costs resulting from crashes.

Hornberger said an officer asked one driver to perform a field sobriety test, which the driver passed. According to Douglas County Jail records, sheriff’s officers did arrest two people on suspicion of DUI early Friday morning, but Hornberger said those arrests were part of normal patrols.


BaldwinDad 7 years, 1 month ago

Woot...all that extra money generated by all those fines helped keep me safe!!

sr80 7 years, 1 month ago

Now all the cops have to do is run a saturation patrol on every major road running out of lawrence and that would make for some serious city revenue !

sr80 7 years, 1 month ago

OH NO i woke up a Liberal and he/she is running for the ACLU!! Watch out everyone the MAN is harassing the people!!

sr80 7 years, 1 month ago

Your wrong !! Go back to bed !! I can't hear you !!! LALALALALA

yankeevet 7 years, 1 month ago

thats truly amazing no DWIs...............hummmmmmmmmm...but thats a good thing...

beeshlii 7 years, 1 month ago

green brews weren't available that day, or evening.

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