Archive for Monday, April 11, 2011

DUI citation issued during weekend sobriety checkpoint in Tonganoxie

Tonganoxie Police Department

Tonganoxie Police Department

April 11, 2011

Nearly 150 cars were stopped, one of which resulted in a DUI citation overnight Saturday in Tonganoxie during a sobriety checkpoint.

Tonganoxie police, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officers and the Kansas Highway Patrol conducted the checkpoint from 10 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday near U.S. Highway 24-40 and Northstar Drive.

Tonganoxie police Lt. Billy Adcox said the checkpoint is designed to identify impaired drivers and remove them from the roads. Motorists suspected of being intoxicated were give a field sobriety test and motorists who failed the test, which in the case of this past weekend was one, were issued a DUI citation. In total, 147 drivers were stopped during the checkpoint.

“The intent is to reduce injury crashes and fatalities attributed to alcohol,” Adcox said.

Periodic checkpoints will be set up throughout the year at potential high crash locations.

Adcox said efforts were made to not severely interrupt traffic flow. The police department commended the drivers stopped during the checkpoint for their patience and cooperation.

Comments

rosebud 3 years, 8 months ago

So how much over-time did the city spend looking for DUI's? They found 1 out of 150 stops. How many officers did they add to do all of this? Sounds like a waste of time and money! But hay, at least they got up off their butts and out of the police dept and did something for the community. Even if it was for the overtime!

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getagrip 3 years, 8 months ago

I applaude the police department for this. Yes, it was only one person, however, that one person driving while imparied could have caused a serious accident thus injuring or even killing innocent people.

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tongiecopsareajoke 3 years, 8 months ago

Ask your law enforcement about this one. That one citation was given to a man who blew all zeros on the breathalizer tests (all 4 of them). Guess they needed to send at least one person in to justify all that overtime. Way to go tongie police! You got one completely innocent, sober, family man off the streets.

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