Friday Saturation Patrol Planned
KSAL Staff - January 15, 2015 8:48 am
The Saline County Sheriff’s Office will be out in force, specifically looking for drunk drivers Friday night.
According to the agency, deputies will be conducting a DUI Saturation patrol late Friday night into early Saturday.
Deputies on patrol will look for traffic violations and other signs that would indicate impaired driving. Signs include things like people driving too slowly, crossing centerlines and running red lights
in addition to other traffic violations that indicate intoxicated driving.
If Deputies stop a person for committing these or other traffic infractions, they may take other actions if the driver has the smell of alcohol beverage on his or her breath, if their eyes are bloodshot or if their speech is slurred.
The purpose of the program is to saturate a pre-designated area with roving deputies who continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols will also place emphasis on speeding, safety belt and alcohol-related violations.