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Sheriff’s deputies arrest 17 drivers over Thanksgiving week patrol

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at 6:36 p.m.

Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 17 drivers and issued 125 traffic tickets during a weeklong saturation patrol set over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The patrol targeted impaired motorists and those not following seat belt and safety restraint laws, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the sheriff’s office.

Fifty-four citations were issued for improper use of seat belts, including four to those violating child restraint laws. Deputies also wrote six speeding tickets and 65 other citations.

Thirteen people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and four for driving on suspended licenses, according to the sheriff’s office.

Eight deputies participated in saturation patrol, which took place Nov. 19-25. It was funded through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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