Archive for Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturation patrols, DUI checkpoints on tap this weekend in Douglas County

August 18, 2012

Douglas County Sheriff’s officers will conduct a saturation patrol and DUI check lane from Saturday evening into early Sunday morning.

Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman, said deputies starting at 7 p.m. Saturday will be targeting speeding, impaired driving, seat-belt use and compliance with all Kansas traffic laws.

“The saturation patrol is countywide, and the DUI check lane has yet to be determined,” Lewis said.

The effort is a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, which provides grant money to fund overtime to allow extra officers to take part in the enforcement.

“Their goal is to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the economic cost resulting from motor vehicle crashes in Kansas,” Lewis said. “The sheriff’s office continually strives to improve the quality of life for all citizens traveling the public roadways of Douglas County.”

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