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Olathe sobriety checkpoint results in 10 arrests

A sobriety checkpoint conducted Friday night into Saturday morning in Olathe resulted in 10 arrests, according to the Olathe Police Department.

The checkpoint, conducted by Olathe police in conjunction with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and several local law enforcement agencies, was conducted on Strang Line Road just south of 119 Street between midnight Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday.

During the checkpoint, 199 southbound vehicles were stopped and checked for signs of intoxication. Ten individuals were arrested for various charges, including six for driving under the influence of alcohol, three for narcotics violations and one for an alcohol status offense. There also were several other secondary charges, police said.

Police conducted 32 field sobriety tests and distributed literature on drinking and driving.

The Olathe Police Department, along with surrounding agencies, will continue to operate check lanes in an effort to educate the public and remove intoxicated drivers from the highways.

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