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DUI saturation patrol starts at 11 p.m. Sat. in Sedgwick County

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at 4:04 p.m.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office will target drunken drivers during an overnight saturation patrol, which starts at 11 p.m. Saturday.

Eight deputies will be involved in the four-hour, countywide effort, sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Wells said. The patrol — designed to take those who drive while intoxicated off Sedgwick County roads — ends at 3 a.m. Sunday, Wells said.

Since Jan. 1, sheriff’s deputies have arrested 703 people caught driving under the influence.

The saturation patrol is funded through a grant by the Kansas Department of Transportation, Wells said.

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

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