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.