Deputies Plan Weekend Saturation Patrol
KSAL Staff - Wed 10:37 AM 01/09/2013
Saline County Sheriff Deputies will be out in force specifically looking for drunk drivers this weekend.
According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies will work a DUI Saturation Patrol late Friday into early Saturday in an effort to decrease the number of intoxicated drivers on Saline County roads.
Deputies from the Saline County Sheriff's Office will be looking for people driving too slowly, crossing center-lines 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 this program is to saturate Salina, 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.