Friday, February 8, 2013

Non-Grant DUI Saturation Patrol Tonight

The Overland Park, Kansas Police Department is conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, February 8th, 2013. It is the police department’s goal to reduce alcohol related auto accidents and discourage impaired driving within its community.

The DUI Saturation Patrol will begin at 10:00 PM, and the enforcement will not end until 2:00 AM. A team of Traffic Safety Officers will be deployed throughout the city watching for impaired drivers. Drivers who appear to be impaired will be stopped and asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests. Additional testing may be required after that.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs pose a significant threat to the motoring public. Each year, thousands of motorists are killed in this country as a result of an impaired driver. Removing impaired drivers from our roadways is a top priority of this department.

The officers assigned to the Saturation Patrols have significant experience in DUI apprehension. The patrols will also include officers specially trained as Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). An officer certified as a DRE has received extensive training in identifying a driver who is under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs.

Please don’t drink and drive. If you are out and choose to consume alcohol, call a taxi or have a sober designated driver.

To report an impaired driver in Overland Park, call Police Dispatch at 895-6300 or 911.