Lawrence DUI checkpoint leads to 10 arrests

LAWRENCE, Kan- Officers from the Lawrence Police Department conducted a DUI check lane Friday evening which began at 11:00pm and concluded at 3:00am this morning.  The check lane was part of the You Drink, You Drive, You Lose enforcement campaign, funded through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

During the operation 393 vehicles passed through the lane.  Officers performed field sobriety tests on 20 drivers, resulting in 10 arrests for Driving Under the Influence.  Officers also issued 6 citations for traffic violations and issued two notice to appear citations for drug violations.

As part of the enforcement campaign, additional officers will remain on the street through the Labor Day weekend watching for unsafe driving.  The Lawrence Police Department reminds motorists to buckle up, designate a driver, and avoid driving distractions as you travel during the holiday weekend.



Lawrence Police Department

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