SCSO WILL STEP UP DWI CHECKPOINTS AND TRAFFIC PATROLS OVER THE NEXT 90 DAYS
In an effort to reduce traffic fatalities, beginning this weekend and continuing through October, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) will be stepping up traffic patrols and DWI checkpoints.
Nearly 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes last year, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Of the 1,070 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years, 209 (19%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
Particularly over the Labor Day weekend, the SCSO will be increasing their presence on roads with the aid of grants to help pay for overtime.
Sheriff Rodney Wright stated, "We're giving Saline County drivers a clear warning. Enforcement during this campaign will be strong and if you're caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will be arrested. Make a commitment now, while you're sober, to avoid getting behind the wheel if you're impaired. It's simply not worth the risk."