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Archive for Friday, August 17, 2012

County to conduct saturation patrol and DUI check lane this weekend

August 17, 2012

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Douglas County Sheriff’s officers will conduct a saturation patrol and DUI check lane from Saturday evening into early Sunday morning.

Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman, said deputies starting at 7 p.m. Saturday will be targeting speeding, impaired driving, seat-belt use and compliance with all Kansas traffic laws.

“The saturation patrol is countywide, and the DUI check lane has yet to be determined,” Lewis said.

The effort is a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, which provides grant money to fund overtime to allow extra officers to take part in the enforcement.

“Their 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.”

Comments

g_rock 2 years, 4 months ago

We are welcoming back the college students with the lovely glow of red and blue flashing lights!

john heleniak 2 years, 4 months ago

Maybe it is the students that should be teaching us. I know several taxi drivers. They can not stop talking about how happy they are about the students being back. So the taxis are slow in the summer and busy during school. Sounds like many of the students are being more responsible then the rest of our community.

midwestmom 2 years, 4 months ago

how about 'texting' check points????!!!

classclown 2 years, 4 months ago

uglyrumor

Don't the DUI checkpoint locations have to be announced.

August 17, 2012 at 7:43 p.m

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No. In fact they are never announced except in perhaps the most general terms. Otherwise it would defeat the purpose of them.

kusp8 2 years, 4 months ago

They only have to have times announced in the State of Kansas. The State does not require locations to be announced, however I believe some municipalities require this.

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