Thursday, May 2, 2013

OPPD to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrol Friday Night

On May 3rd, 2013, from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am, the police department will be conducting a non-grant DUI Saturation Patrol. Four additional officers and a supervisor from the Traffic Safety Unit will be out looking for impaired drivers.

Last year, Overland Park Officers investigated 159 alcohol-related accidents and arrested 703 impaired drivers.

Drivers who appear to be impaired will be stopped and asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests.  Drivers convicted of Driving Under the Influence can face severe penalties.

If you observe an impaired driver, you are encouraged to call 911.