19 arrested for DUI at Kansas City sobriety checkpoint
Nineteen drivers who were driving under the influence were taken into custody while passing through a sobriety checkpoint in Kansas City, North, that was conducted on Friday night and Saturday morning.
The checkpoint was conducted by Kansas City police and Missouri Highway Patrol troopers on U.S. 169 adjacent to Wheeler Downtown Airport.
The total number of cars that were stopped at the checkpoint was 1,109. The operation was of 4 hours which ended at 4 a.m. Saturday.
Other than the individuals taken into custody for driving under the influence, 5 motorists were charged for operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, 2 were charged for hazardous moving violations and eighteen for other traffic violations. 3underage individuals were charged for possession of alcohol and 1 for possession of marijuana. From 1 minor, a firearm was recovered, said police.
On Saturday, police said they have decided to conduct a Kansas City checkpoint next weekend.
News Source: www.KansasCity.com