Kansas City Metro Weekend DUI Checkpoint Update: 3/15/13 - 3/17/13 (Big XII Tourney & St. Patrick's Day Edition)
It's going to be a busy weekend around the Kansas City Metro area with warmer weather coming in, and both The Big XII Basketball Tournament and St. Patrick's Day going on this weekend. You know what that means, and so do the police. It means people are going to be drinking and partying all weekend long. Here is what we know so far:
1. Kansas City Missouri Police Dept. has announced they will be conducting DUI checkpoints sometime this weekend at an area known for drunk driving related accidents. There is a lot of activity this weekend so there is going to be a lot more enforcement out looking for DUI's along with the the potential checkpoints.
2. Independence Missouri Police Dept. has announced they will be conducting both a DUI checkpoint this weekend, along with a DUI Saturation Patrol. Remember the checkpoint is a set location, where the Saturation Patrol is extra units on patrol specifically looking for signs of impaired driving.
As always we will update as we learn more.
If you do find yourself in a situation where you are being pulled over know your rights! Read our article on Field Sobriety Testing in Kansas. Remember the easiest way to avoid getting a DUI is to designate a driver, or take a cab! But if you need some extra motivation look at our page on DUI Penalties in Kansas.