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Lawrence police plan weeks-long DUI crackdown

Lawrence Police Department

Lawrence Police Department

August 16, 2017

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A statewide DUI crackdown starts Thursday, and local police are participating.

The Lawrence Police Department plans to join other agencies in the “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign “aimed at removing drunk, drugged, and other dangerous drivers from the roadways,” according to a department news release.

The campaign begins Thursday and runs through Sept. 4.

Officers will be specifically assigned to catch impaired drivers through the enforcement of traffic regulations such as speeding, signal violations and seat-belt violations, according to the news release. The goal is improving safety by reducing injuries and deaths caused by crashes.

The enforcement effort is funded through a Kansas Department of Transportation grant.

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Kevin Kelly 3 months, 4 weeks ago

"Officers will be specifically assigned to catch impaired drivers through the enforcement of traffic regulations such as speeding, signal violations and seat-belt violations, according to the news release." Enforcement of traffic regulations would be most welcome in Lawrence.

Nathan Anderson 3 months, 4 weeks ago

So basically saturation patrols downtown.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Even if they just give them warning tickets, please teach the newbies that there are one way streets in this town, including Vermont, between 6th and 7th. There was a driver who turned left from the right lane the other day.

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