DUI checkpoints before Thanksgiving day

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The day before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest nights for bars. On average across Kansas, over 250 drivers are arrested for DUI a week. But according to the Ottawa Police Department, the Thanksgiving holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday outranks all but New Year’s in the average number of crashes involving drunk drivers.

A DUI conviction will result in jail time, the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license, and a fine of $500 to $2,500.

And that’s why the Topeka Police Department will have up to six potential checkpoints from 10:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.

  • 1500 Blk SW Gage
  • 2700 Blk SW Burlingame
  • 3100 Blk SW Topeka Blvd
  • 2200 Blk SW Fairlawn
  • 500 Blk SW 29th
  • 1100 Blk SE 29th

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