Archive for Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sheriff’s deputies plan saturation patrol Friday night

March 15, 2012


Douglas County Sheriff’s officers will conduct a saturation patrol Friday evening as deputies target impaired drivers, said Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman.

Lewis said extra deputies will be on patrol late in the evening and into the early morning hours that night. The sheriff’s office will conduct a second saturation patrol on April 14.

In addition to impaired drivers, officers will also target drivers for speeding and seat belt use violations as well as compliance with all traffic laws. The patrols are part of a partnership with the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, a division of the Kansas Department of Transportation.


GUMnNUTS 6 years, 1 month ago

Wouldn't St. Patricks Day make more sense when looking for the drunkards

CreatureComforts 6 years, 1 month ago

Having lived in Lawrence for a decade now, I've noticed that KU basketball outweighs any sort of other drinking holiday...especially during the tournament. Keep in mind, KU plays 9pm Friday

paperjam 6 years, 1 month ago

They're just looking for additional excuses to pull people over, might catch additional drunkards that way.

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