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Friday Saturation Patrol Planned

KSAL Staff - January 27, 2016 6:52 am

Extra officers will be on Saline County roads looking for drunk drivers late Friday into early Saturday. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office is planning a saturation patrol.

According to the agency, deputies participate in a DUI Saturation Patrol in an effort to decrease the amount of intoxicated drivers on the street.

Deputies will be looking for people driving too slow, crossing center lines, and running red lights in addition to other traffic violations that indicate intoxicated driving.

If Deputies stop a suspect for committing these or other traffic infractions, they may take other actions if the driver has the smell of an alcohol beverage on his or her breath, if their eyes are bloodshot or if their speech is slurred.

The purpose of this program is to saturate Salina and Saline County with extra deputies.

Deputies will continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols also place emphasis on speeding, safety belt use and all alcohol-related violations.

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Stan Clemons

January 27, 2016 at 9:47 am

Drivers be concerned about the Saline County Sheriff’s cars stopping you as saying or doing the wrong thing can result in you demise. You know people the duties of law enforcement is supposed to cover all these vehicular situations on a normal day to day basis so why has extra money need to be spent for these so called saturation patrols? These agencies are expected to provide these services with the taxpayer monies they receive. Evidently they are not doing the job daily for what they are being paid to do.

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