Police department increasing patrols this weekend
Although there won’t be a sobriety checkpoint in Baldwin City, the police department will have increased patrols this weekend keeping an eye out for impaired drivers.
“We’ll have extra patrol on the weekends on overtime,” said Police Chief Greg Neis. “They’ll be out for the next couple of weekends.”
It’s part of a statewide effort by police, sheriff and highway patrol officers to reduce drunk driving, said Neis. Last weekend a sobriety checkpoint in Lawrence netted 22 arrests.
Last year, Baldwin City police also had a sobriety check point on U.S. Highway 56, but this time they’ll be on patrol throughout the city, he said.
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