Friday, May 6, 2011

DUI Check Lane - Friday, May 6, 2011

On Friday, May 6, 2011, from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am, the Overland Park Police Department will conduct its first DUI Check Lane of the year. All drivers entering the Check Lane will be briefly interviewed by an officer. Drivers who appear to be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs will be asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests and take a Preliminary Breath Test.

Drivers who fail these tests may be asked to submit to further testing of breath, blood or urine. If the driver's Blood Alcohol Concentration is .08 or higher, they may be charged with Driving Under the Influence. In a typical Check Lane, officers contact approximately 600 drivers. Additional Check Lanes are planned over the next several months.