Crime & Courts

The results of Saturday’s sobriety checkpoint

FILE – A Sheriff's officer performs a sobriety test on someone who was stopped at a DUI checkpoint. This subject was cleared and allowed to drive away.
FILE – A Sheriff's officer performs a sobriety test on someone who was stopped at a DUI checkpoint. This subject was cleared and allowed to drive away. The Wichita Eagle

Saturday’s sobriety checkpoint led to 23 charges and citations in Wichita.

Officers stopped 149 drivers at the 2300 block of East Douglas between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.

The stops resulted in the following charges and citations:

▪ Four charges of driving under the influence

▪ Four charges of possession of marijuana

▪ Two charges of possession of open containers

▪ One charge of a minor in possession of alcohol

▪ Two charges of driving with a revoked drivers licenses

▪ One charge of driving with a suspended drivers license

▪ Five violations of driving without a drivers license

▪ Three violations of not having proof of insurance

▪ One defective-equipment violation

The Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas DUI Impact Center and the Sedgwick County Emergency Management Team partnered to conduct the checkpoint with grant funding.

Gabriella Dunn: 316-268-6400, @gabriella_dunn

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