KHP: DUI arrests up, speed, safety belt violations down during Thanksgiving traffic enforcement effort Featured

KHP: DUI arrests up, speed, safety belt violations down during Thanksgiving traffic enforcement effort KVOE News file photo

DUI arrests increased from last year during a special traffic enforcement effort by the Kansas Highway Patrol last week.


The Highway Patrol conducted its special enforcement effort from last Wednesday through the Thanksgiving weekend. DUI arrests went from 16 last year to 19 this year.

Other violation categories saw decreases, including warnings and citations for speed, safety belt use and motorist arrests.

There were no fatal DUI crashes for the second straight year, and the number of non-DUI fatality crashes dropped from five to two. One of the non-DUI fatality incidents happened in southwest Lyon County when 32-year-old Brandon Henderson was hit while walking on the Turnpike about nine miles southwest of Emporia on Nov. 27.

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