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Friday, August 31, 2007

Sobriety checkpoint corner

Two updates:

KC Police to conduct sobriety checkpoints this weekend

The Kansas City Police Department will conduct sobriety checkpoints this weekend in midtown and south Kansas City.

The midtown checkpoint will begin after 11 p.m. tonight, and the one in south Kansas City will start after 11 p.m. Saturday.

Police did not disclose the exact locations but said there would be signs placed in advance of the checkpoint site and officers would be directing traffic. Police will direct motorists to a location where an officer can conduct a brief check to determine whether the motorist should stay there.

Overland Park checkpoint nets 11 DUI arrests

Overland Park police arrested 11 drunk drivers and four minors with alcohol during a sobriety checkpoint last week.

Police said 428 vehicles entered the checkpoint, which was held on Aug. 24. Thirty-three drivers were tested for DUI. The checkpoint also netted two drug possession arrests, one open container arrest and an unspecified arrest.

Several Kansas police agencies assisted Overland Park with the checkpoint.

| Sara Shepherd

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