Sheriff’s office conducting DUI saturation patrol this weekend

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputies will target intoxicated drivers during a four-hour saturation patrol this weekend.

The countywide patrol starts at 11 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Extra deputies will be on duty in an effort to reduce the number of drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol on Sedgwick County roads.

The patrol ends at 3 a.m. Sunday.

Deputies arrested six people, including four for driving under the influence, during the last saturation patrol, conducted Dec. 8-9. The other two arrests were for driving on a suspended license and an outstanding warrant. Twenty-five citations for various traffic violations were also written.

Saturation patrols are funded through Kansas Department of Transportation grant.

The sheriff’s office has worked 24 DUI-related cases since Jan. 1, according to the news release.