Riley County, KAN. (WIBW) -- Riley County officers have their sights set on drunk drivers Friday. After conducting DUI checkpoints in Manhattan over the past two weekends, officers are now taking to the streets to catch impaired drivers in the act.
Lieutenant Mark French of the Riley County Police Department's Patrol Division released the following information: "On Friday September 16, 2011, the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol. Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations.
Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption will be evaluated and appropriate enforcement action will be taken.
The purpose of this program is to place additional officers in and around the Manhattan area with the goal of detecting and deterring impaired driving.
This patrol is the second, in a series of five that will be conducted this year. The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Project provides the funding for the Saturation Patrol."