According to a media release, Saline County deputies conducted the sobriety checkpoint the evening of March 30 into the early morning hours of March 31. These checkpoints are designed to identify impaired drivers and remove them from our roadways. Those motorists suspected of intoxication were given field sobriety tests. Any motorist who would have failed would have been arrested for driving under the influence.
During the checkpoint, 52 cars were stopped between the hours of 11:35 p.m. and 1:35 a.m. There were three sobriety tests administered resulting in zero DUI arrests. There were zero arrests made for other alcohol-related or drug-related offenses. There were several verbal warnings given for drivers to buckle up for safety.
The intent is to reduce injury crashes and fatalities attributed to alcohol. Periodic checkpoints will be set up throughout the year at various locations in Salina and Saline County, according to the release.
All efforts were made not to severely interrupt traffic flow. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office would like to commend the motorists that were stopped for their patience and cooperation.