Wichita police arrest 8 for DUI at checkpoint

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Wichita police arrested 28 people, half of them on alcohol-related charges, during a DUI checkpoint over the weekend.

Officer Charley Davidson said the checkpoint was held in the 300 block of South Washington between 10 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers who were part of the grant-funded assignment contacted 325 vehicles. 

The results are below:

  • 8 arrested for DUI, including one for felony DUI
  • 6 arrested for transporting an open container
  • 1 arrested for possession of marijuana
  • 1 arrested for criminal possession of a firearm
  • 6 arrested for driving while suspended
  • 10 cited for no driver's license in possession
  • 1 arrested for evade and elude
  • 2 arrested for reckless driving
  • 12 cited for no proof of insurance
  • 2 arrested for bench warrants
  • 1 arrested for a county warrant
  • 4 seat belt citations
  • 1 child restraint violation

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Wichita police officers will conduct a DUI checkpoint Saturday evening into Sunday morning.

The location of the checkpoint and the exact time frame it will run were not shared during Friday morning's public safety briefing.

"Citizens are always encouraged to drive responsibly, wear their seat belts, not text and drive, and there are other alternatives to drinking and driving," Officer Charley Davidson said," using a designated driver, an Uber or possibly a taxi service."

The checkpoint is funded by a grant through the Kansas Department of Transportation. 

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