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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols planned for this weekend

Posted: May 1, 2012 - 11:33am
Updated: May 4, 2012 - 12:03pm

The Olathe Police Department's Traffic Unit has announced they will be conducting a driver's license check lane and saturation patrol as part of their ongoing efforts to reduce alcohol related crashes and remove intoxicated drivers from the roadways. The effort will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 5th.

Officers will set up the check lane in an effort to check motorists for valid driver's licenses, while also looking for signs of impairment, seat belt use.

Police say that anyone found to be driving without a valid driver's license will be accordingly charged and intoxicated motorists will be arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Anyone who observes erratic or dangerous driving in Olathe is always encouraged to contact the Olathe Police Department at 913-782-0720 or 911 for emergencies.

Funding for this even is provided through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation, designed to reduce alcohol related crashes in the state of Kansas.

All information provided by the Olathe Police Department's Traffic Unit.

-The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says they will also be conducting a checkpoint Friday night into early Saturday morning in the De Soto area.

-Overland Park Police will be conducting a Saturation Patrol, Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

-Kansas City, Missouri Police say they will be conducting a checkpoint sometime over the weekend.

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