You Drink-You Drive-You Lose results

During the You Drink-You Drive-You Lose enforcement campaign, the Olathe Police Department conducted saturation patrols to aggressively enforce Kansas impaired driving and other traffic laws.

During the campaign officers made [132] stops which resulted in [7] DUI arrests, [46] speeding citations, [2] child restraint citations, [12] seatbelt citations along with [72] other arrests and citations.

The important thing is not the number of arrests, tickets or stops, but whether what we did will continue to discourage drivers from mixing drinking with driving. Hand-in-hand with our enforcement efforts is a plea to all vehicle occupants to buckle up – every trip every time – as buckling up is their very best protection against impaired drivers. The Olathe Police Department will continue enforcing a zero tolerance policy on drunk driving.

The campaign efforts were supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.


You drink, you drive…you lose!

If you or someone you know occasionally drives after drinking alcohol be warned that during the period, Aug. 15 through Labor Day, Sept. 2, there will be additional enforcement of the Kansas drunk driving and other traffic laws.

The Olathe Police Department along with almost 150 other local police agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol, will be educating about impaired driving and will be removing impaired drivers from the roadways. Known as You Drink. You Drive. You Lose., the crackdown is underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Continue reading

Sobriety checkpoint tonight, April 19

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from area law enforcement agencies, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Johnson County tonight, Friday, April 19 into Saturday, April 20.

Drivers suspected of being intoxicated will be given brief sobriety tests and those drivers who are confirmed to be impaired will be arrested.

Efforts will be made not to severely interrupt the flow of traffic.  Citizen’s patience and cooperation will assist with this important safety effort.



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