Monday, February 11, 2013

Results of Non-Grant DUI Saturation Patrol

The Overland Park Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, February 8th, 2013. The DUI Saturation Patrol was conducted with the intent to reduce alcohol related auto accidents and discourage impaired driving.

The DUI Saturation Patrol was enforced between 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM.

Please review the statistical results:
2     -    DUI arrests               
3     -    Drivers tested for DUI
3     -    Speeding
2     -    Safety Belts   
1     -     Drug Arrests
1     -     Lane Change Violations
1     -     Suspended Driver’s License
2     -    No Liability Insurance             
1     -     Right/Left Turn Violations
1     -     Transporting Open Container (Alcohol)
1     -     Red Light Violations
1     -     Defective Equipment  

15   -    Total vehicles stopped    
According to the National Highway Transportation Administration:

Communities throughout America support increased criminal justice efforts to stop this illegal and life threatening offense. Studies show that the majority of Americans consider impaired driving one of our nation’s most important social issues, ahead of healthcare, poverty/hunger, racism and education. Nearly 97 percent of Americans view impaired driving as a major threat to the community. As a result, the majority of Americans support increased use of enforcement efforts, such as saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, to protect innocent victims. And, two-thirds of Americans strongly endorse the use of stricter and more severe penalties against impaired drivers, to protect themselves and their loved ones.