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Police to conduct DUI checkpoint, saturation patrols in multiple cities

Updated: 2013-09-13T14:03:25Z

Officers from several cities will conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols this weekend.

Overland Park police said that it and several Kansas law enforcement agencies will have a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Overland Park.

Meanwhile, Independence police’s Traffic Safety Unit will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrol sometime this weekend.

Police said the special enforcement effort will take place in an area of Independence known for alcohol-related crashes and arrests.

Police hope to identify and arrest drunken drivers before they injure someone or themselves.

In Kansas City, officers will have a sobriety checkpoint sometime this weekend in an area known for alcohol-related crashes and arrests.

Officers will place signs alerting drivers to the checkpoint. Officers will direct drivers to an area where they can determine whether a driver might be driving while intoxicated.

Those suspected of driving drunk will be arrested.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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