Thursday, February 10, 2011

OPPD to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrol

On February 11, 2011, from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am, Overland Park Traffic Safety Officers will be out in force with the objective of arresting impaired drivers.

Last year, Overland Park Officers investigated 180 alcohol-related accidents. Drivers who appear to be impaired will be stopped and asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests. Drivers who fail the tests will be arrested and their vehicles towed.

In 2010, 950 impaired drivers were arrested by the Overland Park Police Department.

If you observe an impaired driver, you are encouraged to call 911.