A Kansas City Missouri Police Department’s sobriety checkpoint on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday led to five DUI arrests, according to KCPD.
Nearly 180 vehicles were stopped at the checkpoint at 70th and Troost.
The checkpoint found three instances of people driving with a suspended or revoked license, four people with city warrants, two instances of a child not having a proper restraint, two instances of child endangerment, one instance of narcotics paraphernalia, and four fugitives apprehended, according to a news release from Sergeant Christopher Bentch, DUI Section Supervisor for KCPD.
Checkpoints reduce alcohol-related fatal, injury and property damage crashes by about 20 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2015, 10,265 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S.