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>>

  • Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts Program Helps Trauma Sufferers Heal

    Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts Program Helps Trauma Sufferers Heal

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:02:45 GMT
    Coping with emotional trauma is a challenge for many, but an organization Newton County Missouri is hoping to raise money to continue to help heal those suffering with help from the wild.More >>
    Coping with emotional trauma is a challenge for many, but an organization Newton County Missouri is hoping to raise money to continue to help heal those suffering with help from the wild.
    More >>
  • CHC/SEK and SEK-CAP Partnership to Offer Transportation for Patients

    CHC/SEK and SEK-CAP Partnership to Offer Transportation for Patients

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:54:20 GMT
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) today announced a partnership with the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) to offer rides for patients.
    More >>
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) today announced a partnership with the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) to offer rides for patients.

    More >>
  • Young Professionals Network Members Get Recycling Going at the Joplin High Construction Site

    Young Professionals Network Members Get Recycling Going at the Joplin High Construction Site

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:14:24 GMT
    The Young Professional Network, a subgroup of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking its mission of encouraging recycling to the Joplin High School construction site. The group arranged for four recycling bins to be placed on site so that furniture companies and other contractors can use them to dispose of cardboard. A large number of construction materials came to the site in boxes as is truckloads of new furnishings. YPN members say some bins get filled in a day and all four are emp...More >>
    The Young Professional Network, a subgroup of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking its mission of encouraging recycling to the Joplin High School construction site. The group arranged for four recycling bins to be placed on site so that furniture companies and other contractors can use them to dispose of cardboard. A large number of construction materials came to the site in boxes as is truckloads of new furnishings. YPN members say some bins get filled in a day and all four are emp...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.