Showing posts with label checkpoints in kc. Show all posts
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Friday, November 19, 2010

DUI Checkpoints Kansas City - November 19th & 20th

Checkpoints in Kansas City - DUI Checkpoints in KC for Nov 19th and November 20th
by Kansas City News

Well, the weekend is here again and it's time for our weekly Kansas City DUI checkpoint update.  Remember that it now does absolutely no good to refuse to take the breathalyzer or field sobriety test as police now have the authority from the Supreme Court to physically take a blood sample from you at the scene if you're suspected of driving under the influence.  The best option if you've been drinking is to muster up as much sobriety as you can, be honest with the police - "yes sir I've had a couple drinks tonight but quit drinking over and hour ago so that I would be safe to drive" - do NOT lie to them and tell them that you haven't been drinking.  I don't know if you've ever been around someone who is drinking, or has been drinking that day - if you have not had anything to drink (like police officers) then you can smell alcohol on their breath a MILE away.  Once you roll down your window the officer can smell alcohol even if you've only had ONE drink.  Do not lie as that angers them, just tell them that you are good to drive and that you are going STRAIGHT home and they will let you go 9 times out of 10.  At DUI checkpoints the police are really only looking for those people who are CLEARLY intoxicated.  Just be straight with them and look them in the eye, you will be fine.

DUI checkpoints in KC tonight will be in the usual places:

Anywhere along Ward Parkway - especially if you're headed south from the plaza.  Most often they set up a checkpoint at either 77th and Ward Parkway or at some point near the plaza.

Avoid Southwest Trafficway all together.  Typically they will set a checkpoint up near the Sunfresh or near the Broadway intersection.

Another road to avoid is Wornall Road - they usually set up checkpoints at 77th and Wornall in the Waldo area every weekend.  If you're partying at the Brooksider or at The Well your best bet is to grab Main Street or Oak and crawl your way North or South whichever way you are headed.  I've also seen them set up checkpoints at 93rd and Wornall just as you round the turn headed towards the 95th Street intersection.  It's a blind curve and it was just made for DUI Checkpoints.  My old friend Johnny Cartsonis wrecked my friends IROC Z on that very curve and took out a tree - he walked away from the wreck but alas the IROC did not.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Checkpoints in Kansas City - Dui Checkpoints August 20th, 21st

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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.

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