Sobriety checkpoint planned

The Hays Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint from 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7th, at the 1000 block of Vine Street.

The purpose of a sobriety checkpoint is to improve the safety of the community by identifying impaired drivers and removing them from the road. Anyone suspected of driving under the influence will be given a sobriety test on site.

“The reason why we do a sobriety checkpoint is so we can detect and detour impaired driving to make the roads in the community safer,” said HPD Lt. Brandon Wright. “We want people to utilize Safe Ride or have a designated driver if they have done any kind of drinking.”

The event is being conducted in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Transportation.

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