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Police Step Up DUI Patrols

Jeff Garretson - August 15, 2013 10:59 am

Salina Police are planning to crack down on drunk drivers through the Labor Day Holiday.

Beginning tonight, through Saturday night, police will have two additional officers on the streets specifically looking for impaired drivers.

Police will use a grant from the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) to pay for two additional officers on patrol in the following weekends through Labor Day.

Fuchs Mi

August 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Oh sure they are stealing copper pipes and other things all over Salina so what does the police do? They step up DUI patrols. Maybe the should step up crime patrols. What I find surprising is our city commissioners with loud mouth Aaron H. just ignor the needs of the city having a crime spree. Not only Aaron but each an everyone one of those commissioners have done nothing. These are the kind of people that have been elected.


August 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm

the SPD is only interested in $$$ they want money from tickets and anything easy if its DUI or seatbelt infractions as long as its $$ if theres a car stolen or personnel property taken they don’t care they probably put it in file 13 and go on to other things salina is slowly turning into a hoard of petty theives that know they can get away with anything

Jimmy John

August 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Wow that sounds good. The funds for the extra two officers is coming from s.t.e.p. so what the really mean is the money is coming from the people’s program. Aka taxes. Would would think with the average fine of a DUI that by arresting one drunk driver it would pay for the extra two officers. Just another way they are wasting money

Iggy p Daily

August 16, 2013 at 7:20 am

The point our elected officials are missing is the lack of police taking an active measure to stop crime people and business’s will leave the area. Once that happens the tax base is gone as well as jobs oh and with less drivers to target so goes those extra money grubbing income by the police.

Fredd Fredrickson

August 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm

The officers working with S.T.E.P. money must be on overtime. In other words it is in addition to their regular duties. S.T.E.P. money is used to enforce safety belt, child safety and impaired driving laws.

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