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Saturday, April 6, 2013

12 people arrested in overnight check lane

Posted: April 6, 2013 - 4:27am

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Mission Police say they checked 335 cars and tested 61 drivers during this morning's DUI check lane. A total of 12 arrests were made, including six for driving under the influence, two for driving while impaired and six for six for drug related offenses.

A news release this morning did not specify how many of those violations resulted in citations or what other violations may have been cited during the check lane.

The check lane was open from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. and included officers from Mission, Merriam, Olathe, Prairie Village, Overland Park, Gardner, Spring Hill, and Lenexa. Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Troopers from the Kansas Highway Patrol also assisted in the operation.

In a statement, Captain David Moloy of the Mission Police Department says, "the effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints lies not only in the fear of being arrested, but also in the number of people who plan in advance to take cabs home after drinking. This has truly made our streets safer by reducing the number of intoxicated drivers on our roadways."

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