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HPD will conduct sobriety checkpoint

8/23/2012

The Hays Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of East Eighth.

The Hays Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of East Eighth.

The purpose of the lane is to improve the safety of the community by identifying intoxicated drivers and removing them from the roadway. Those motorists suspected of driving under the influence will be given on-site sobriety tests. Efforts will be made to minimize the interruption of traffic flow, but many drivers will be stopped as part of this program. The event is being conducted in accordance with the Kansas Department of Transportation's Impaired Driving Deterrence Program.