Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DUI Check Lane Scheduled This Friday

On Friday, May 10th, 2013, the Overland Park Police Department will conduct its first DUI Check Lane of the year. This will be one of several held this year and is a cooperative effort done with the assistance of several county agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol.  The Overland Park Police Traffic Safety Unit will hold a briefing at the Myron E. Scafe Building, 8500 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS, prior to beginning enforcement.

The departments DUI Check Lanes are conducted as part of an ongoing effort to reduce alcohol related traffic crashes and public education.  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. Drivers who are determined to be impaired may be charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs.

As always, drivers are encouraged to find a sober ride home if they choose to go out and drink.  This is one more reminder that we take the task of DUI reduction seriously.