Sobriety Check Lane Planned for Friday Night

Media Release Date: 

For Immediate Release – May 3, 2017

Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Contact: Sergeant Amy Rhoads 785-830-7404;


Sobriety Check Lane Planned for Friday Night

 Officers with the Lawrence Police Department will conduct a Sobriety check lane Friday, May 5th, from 11:30pm until 2:30am Saturday morning at an undisclosed location in Lawrence.  By conducting a checkpoint, which is funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation, we will be able to increase the awareness of motorists regarding the dangers of impaired driving, deter those who may be impaired from driving, as well as detect and investigate DUI offenses at the checkpoint. Based on accident data from across the state, Kansas sees an average of nearly 150 fatality accidents involving impaired drivers each year.

The Lawrence Police Department urges you to designate a driver, buckle up, and help do your part to make Lawrence safer.