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Results of Hays Police Department sobriety checkpoint

6/18/2014

Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

On June 7, officers with the Hays Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 1000 block of Vine Street. The checkpoint ran from approximately 12:30 to 02:30 a.m.

The purpose of the checkpoint was to improve the safety of our community by identifying impaired drivers and removing them from the roadway. As a result of the checkpoint, 12 drivers were given on-site sobriety tests resulting in five DUI arrests. One minor In consumption of alcohol arrest and one interference of law enforcement arrest also were made.

The event was conducted in accordance with the Kansas Department of Transportation's Impaired Driving Deterrence Program.

The Hays Police Department would like to remind and encourage individuals who go out and drink to call Safe Ride at (785) 621-2580, or have a designated driver.