Police cracking down on drunk drivers through Sunday
- Aug. 18, 2012
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A countywide saturation patrol and a DUI check lane will be conducted tomorrow evening and into Sunday morning.
The check will start at 7 p.m. and will be conducted by Douglas County Sheriff officers.
Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesperson, said they would target speeding, impaired driving and seatbelt use.
Despite the timing alignment with students’ arrival to the city for the semester, Lewis said he’s not certain why this particular weekend was selected.
“It may be because of new students coming, but I don’t know that for sure,” Lewis said, adding that the Kansas Department of Transportation chooses weekends to institute the patrol.
The location for the DUI check lane has not yet been determined, but Lewis said it’s unlikely it will back up traffic.
“It will be in a safe place that won’t negatively affect traffic,” Lewis said. “The point isn’t to cause delays. We’ll pass out information to those who seem just fine and cite those who are breaking the law and endangering the roads.”