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
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.