Officers of the Hays Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint Friday, June 14th, in the 2800 block of Vine Street. The check lane was held between 11:45 pm and 2:45 am.
The purpose of this checkpoint was to improve the safety of our community by identifying impaired drivers and removing them from the roadway. Ninety-seven (97) motorists were contacted during this event; eleven (11) motorists suspected of driving under the influence were given on-site sobriety tests. Three (3) drivers were arrested for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol. One driver was cited for Transporting an Open Container of Alcoholic Liquor.
Efforts were made to minimize the interruption of traffic flow. The average length of time for drivers stopped in this checkpoint who had not been consuming alcohol was 17 seconds.
This event was conducted in accordance with the Kansas Department of Transportation “I.D.D.P.” – Impaired Driving Deterrence Program.