Quantcast

Sobriety Checkpoint Planned in Allen County - KOAM TV 7

Sobriety Checkpoint Planned in Allen County

Updated:
The Kansas Highway Patrol, Iola Police Department, and Allen County Sheriff’s Department are planning to conduct a sobriety checkpoint during the last week of June in Allen County.

A sobriety checkpoint is intended to remove impaired drivers.  “The purpose of these checkpoints,” according to a Highway Patrol spokesperson, “is not to harass motorists, but to decrease crashes through awareness and enforcement.”

These checkpoints are aimed at reducing the high crash rates by identifying impaired drivers. The goal of this checkpoint is to encourage compliance with the alcohol-related statutes of this state by removing the drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

This year, 10,324 people will die in drunk-driving crashes - one every 51 minutes.  In 2012, there were 10,322 people killed in drunk-driving crashes. That’s one third of all traffic fatalities nationwide.(NHTSA 2014)

Traffic crashes are the greatest single cause of death for every age from 6 through 28. Almost half of these are alcohol-related. The proportion of fatal crashes that are alcohol related is about three times greater at night than during the day.

We appreciate the patience and cooperation from all citizens involved with the checkpoint.

For more information, please contact Master Trooper Dan Wills or Lt. Chuck Yokley at Kansas Highway Patrol, Troop H Headquarters, 301 W. 14th Street Chanute, KS  66720 or phone at (620) 431-2100.

                                                                                          ###

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • US Navy Band performing at Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho

    US Navy Band performing at Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:28:04 GMT
    Neosho, MO - The United States Navy Band Country Current will be performing a free concert. at the Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho. The event will be September 20th (Saturday) at 6PM.The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, Country Current is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegra...More >>
    Neosho, MO - The United States Navy Band Country Current will be performing a free concert. at the Calvary Baptist Church of Neosho. The event will be September 20th (Saturday) at 6PM.The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, Country Current is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegra...More >>
  • Research Finds Residues Can Lure in Chicken Eggs After Medication

    Research Finds Residues Can Lure in Chicken Eggs After Medication

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:09:25 GMT
    Homegrown food is commonly described as organic as well as hormone and antibiotic free. But new research shows food that comes from animals that recently were taken off medication might not be as pesticide and hormone free as you think.More >>
    Homegrown food is commonly described as organic as well as hormone and antibiotic free. But new research shows food that comes from animals that recently were taken off medication might not be as pesticide and hormone free as you think.More >>
  • A-Plus Students Could Have to Pay for Some Credit Hours as State Shortfall Looms

    A-Plus Students Could Have to Pay for Some Credit Hours as State Shortfall Looms

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:05:27 GMT
    Hundreds of Crowder College students could be forced to pay for credit hours they were supposed to get free of charge. The Missouri Department of Education predicts a fund shortfall for the A-Plus program for the spring semester.Students and administrators say the possible funding hit could impact their studies. Whitney Wise is in her first year at Crowder College on the long road to becoming a speech pathologist and ...More >>
    Hundreds of Crowder College students could be forced to pay for credit hours they were supposed to get free of charge. The Missouri Department of Education predicts a fund shortfall for the A-Plus program for the spring semester.Students and administrators say the possible funding hit could impact their studies. Whitney Wise is in her first year at Crowder College on the long road to becoming a speech pathologist and ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.