Archive for Friday, August 24, 2012

Johnson County officers to conduct checkpoints this weekend to find drunken drivers

August 24, 2012


Johnson County sheriff’s officers and other agencies will conduct DUI checkpoints this weekend, a sheriff’s spokesman.

The checkpoints will be at multiple locations in areas of the county that have had high occurrences of vehicle crashes, said Master Deputy Tom Erickson. The sheriff’s office did not specify the specific location of the checkpoints.

“Drivers suspected of being intoxicated will be given brief sobriety tests and those drivers who are confirmed to be impaired will be arrested,” he said. “Efforts will be made not to severely interrupt the flow of traffic. Citizens’ patience and cooperation will assist with this important safety effort.”


Keith 5 years, 5 months ago

They should set up a checkpoint to look for old drivers that shouldn't be driving. They'd get more of those than drunks.

Robert Wells 5 years, 5 months ago

Un-reasonable searches. Idiots!!!!! At random car-checks?????

Liberty275 5 years, 5 months ago

"Citizens’ patience and cooperation"

How much are we supposed to have? We pay your salary and you are asking US to cooperate? I'll try that on my boss tomorrow and see how it goes.

Why don't you just drive around looking for drunks instead of basing your job on luck and needlessly searching innocent people? Can you not spot drunk drivers without smelling their breath?

I realize it's effective or you wouldn't do it, but it seems a little on the lax side at the expense of those you serve.

akt2 5 years, 5 months ago

The Kansas City Star reports that the result of the most recent DUI checkpoint in KCMO netted 32 DUI's. In addition they arrested 6 for driving while suspended, 13 w/warrants, and 1 for possesion of cocaine. This was done in 5 hours with 584 stops. They might not net that many in Jo Co but who knows what they will find.

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