Checkpoints in Kansas City - Dui Checkpoints August 20th, 21st Weekend
Checkpoints for Friday August 20th and Saturday August 21st are going to be in force throughout the Kansas City area. The city of Kansas City has recently been given a substantial budget increase due to a Federal Dui Checkpoint Multi-Offender Grant that went into effect in July of 2011. The Kansas City Police Department was given a large budget increase to set up checkpoints in the area to seek out prior dui offenders and drivers driving with suspended licenses. Obviously this budget increase allowed the police to set up checkpoints pretty much every weekend.
The Kansas City Police have been on the local news stations repeatedly urging Kansas Citians not to drive drunk so it is no secret that they are placing multiple checkpoints around the city and they are not hiding this fact. It is a really bad time to drink and drive in Kansas City! Take a cab, phone a friend, stay home and play Madden 2011 or MLB The Show 10 but don't drink and drive around as a dui will really cramp your style.
Common checkpoints in Kansas City occur at 74th and Wornall, ANYWHERE on Ward Parkway but usually where Ward Parkway splits and enters into Kansas around the 77th Street area, avoid Southwest Trafficway at ALL COSTS, and of course anywhere in the suburbs the police are furious. If you have to have a couple drinks and drive then stick to the highways when possible.
Disclaimer for those who may bitch about comments on this dui checkpoint article: This website and it's contributing writers do not condone or encourage drinking and driving.
We were out briefly last night and did not come across any checkpoints. I'm sure there were checkpoints out there but we probably got home before they started setting them up.
I know that we've seen the checkpoint at Ward Parkway and 77th Street before.
DUI is a serious matter. It is expensive, time consuming,life changing and sometimes results in fatalities. I find it interesting that cities issue press releases warning about checkpoints the day before or of the event. Is it a requirement to make those notices and is there email, twitter, facebook sites that are available to notify the public?
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