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Police Issue 17 Tickets, Plan for DUI Sweep Friday

KSAL Staff - March 26, 2014 2:39 pm

Salina Police stayed busy following the Smoky Hill River Festival Jam Thursday night looking for drunk drivers.

Salina Police issued multiple citations last Friday night for seat belt violations.

Lt. Russ Lamer tells KSAL News that officers focused on occupants who were not buckled up in vehicles in a city wide sweep.
Police say they made 19 vehicle stops and issued 15 citations to adults plus 2 for children who were not restrained.

Lt. Lamer says that citations for unrestrained adults are $10 while the citation for children under 18-years old who are not buckled up is $60 plus court costs of $55.

Police will be out in force this Friday, March 28th working city wide with four additional officers and a supervisor on patrol looking for drivers and passengers who are not buckled up. The sweep will be in progress from 9pm until 11pm.

A special Impaired Driver Deterrence Program will then be rolled out from11pm to 3am Saturday. Officers will be looking city wide for drivers who appear to be impaired.

City of Salina