Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DUI Check Lane to be Held on Friday May 11th, 2012

The Overland Park, Kansas Police Department and several Kansas police agencies will be conducting a DUI Check Lane on Friday, May 11, 2012. This task is being conducted with the goal to reduce alcohol related auto accidents and discourage impaired driving within our communities.

The Overland Park Police Traffic Safety Unit will hold a briefing at the Sanders Justice Center, Overland Park, KS, prior to initiating the enforcement.

If a person is convicted of DUI, a first time offender may be assessed a $500 minimum court fine, excluding other court costs. There are other expenses a person could incur, but not to the court or city. This may include hiring a lawyer, increased insurance rate, treatment cost and more, which may amount to as much as $10,000.