Sheriff deputies arrest 5 for DUI after saturation patrol

Published On: Apr 19 2014 09:37:10 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 21 2014 11:42:31 AM CDT
Wichita, Kan. -

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office conducted a DUI saturation patrol on Saturday, April 19 between 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

They arrested five adults for DUI, one adult for a driver's license violation and issued twenty five misdemeanor citations and fourteen infraction citations. The operation involved one sergeant, four deputies and one reserve deputy.

The saturation patrol was funded by A Kansas Department of Transportation Grant.


This Easter weekend, Sedgwick county deputies are warning you not to drink and drive. They'll be out in full force tonight through Easter morning.

They're not telling the public where they'll be doing these extra patrols but deputies say, it's all in an effort to keep the public safe.

Sedgwick county sheriff's office is conducting what it calls a "saturation patrol." Deputies will be on the lookout for people driving under the influence. Several bars around town are familiar with the process.

Some managers say, staffers try to keep their eyes out for people who have had too much to drink but they appreciate the extra efforts.

"If there's someone that we feel that shouldn't be behind the wheel, we use the safe ride companies around town and get them cabs or safe rides, something like that, but there are those people out there that make the decision to get behind the wheel. It's the police doing their job and you can't hate them for it," said Kyle Smith,  manager at Larry Bud's East.

The saturated patrol starts Saturday at 11 and goes until 3 Easter morning. Deputies hope to make people aware of the dangers of drunk driving.