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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

23 DUI arrests in Midtown checkpoint

Kcpd_patch_33A Friday night DUI checkpoint by KC police and the Missouri Highway Patrol:

  • 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • 39th Terrace and Southwest Trafficway
  • Northbound traffic
  • 1,027 vehicles stopped, 23 DUI arrests (8 K.C.P.D, 15 MSHP), 3 marijuana possession charges, 4 city warrants, and 2 felony warrants

(23 / 1,027) * 100 = 2.2 percent. Partial list of past results:

Sobriety_checkpoint_results_39th_and_sou

To-do list:

  • Find NHTSA or academic, peer-reviewed studies that correlate sobriety checkpoints with alcohol-involved accident rates or other measure(s) of effectiveness.

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