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Four arrested at checkpoints; more on the way

During a sobriety checkpoint this past weekend, Kansas City police arrested four motorists for driving under the influence.

Police stopped 154 vehicles. Among the arrests made, one was also charged with a felony for unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.

The vehicles were stopped from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday at Interstate-70 and the Prospect eastbound exit ramp, and at I-70 and the Van Brunt eastbound exit ramp.

Starting Monday, on the Kansas side, Merriam police along with other area police agencies will participate in the Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, which will put more officers on the area roadways to enforce traffic laws.

Police will look especially for drunken drivers and for children, teens and adults not using seat belts.

The campaign will run through Sunday Nov. 29. It is being funded with a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

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