SALINA – The Saline County Sheriff’s Office will increase patrol duties between March 2 and March 3 as Sheriff’s deputies participate in a DUI Task Force in an effort to decrease the amount of intoxicated drivers on the street.
Deputies from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office will be looking for people driving too slowly, crossing center lines and running red lights in addition to other traffic violations that indicate intoxicated driving.
If deputies stop a suspect for committing these or other traffic infractions, they may take other actions if the driver has the smell of an alcoholic beverage on his or her breath, if their eyes are bloodshot or if their speech is slurred.
The purpose of this program is to saturate Salina, Saline County with extra deputies. Deputies will continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols also place emphasis on speeding, safety belt use and all alcohol related violations.