Chief John Douglas of the Overland Park Police Department announced via his Blog today that Overland Park Police will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol tonight on 2/3/12 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The release states as follows:
"The Overland Park, Kansas Police Department is conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, February 3rd, 2012. It is the police department’s goal to reduce alcohol related
auto accidents and discourage impaired driving within its community.
The DUI Saturation Patrol will begin at 10:00 PM, and the enforcement will not end until 2:00 AM. The Traffic Safety Unit will hold a briefing at the Myron Scafe Building, 8500 Antioch, Overland Park, KS, prior to initiating the enforcement.
The Traffic Safety Unit will hold a briefing at the Myron Scafe Building, 8500 Antioch, Overland Park, KS, prior to initiating the enforcement. Drivers impaired by alcohol or
drugs pose a significant threat to the motoring public. Each year, thousands of motorists are killed in this country as a result of an impaired driver. Removing impaired drivers from our roadways is a top priority of this department.
The officers assigned to the Saturation Patrols have significant experience in DUI apprehension. The patrols will also include officers specially trained as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). An officer certified as a DRE has received extensive training in identifying a driver who is under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs."
This is a heads up to everyone that will be on the roads tonight, if in Overland Park you have an increased chance of being pulled over regardless of whether you have been drinking and driving, but especially so if you have been. Remember it's always cheaper and safer to take a cab or have a designated driver than to risk the penalties that come with getting a DUI.