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.