(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)
Motorists may observe more patrol officers on the street in Garden City and especially around the new High School when the school year begins on August 22nd. Garden City Police Sergeant Michael Reagle reports that the GCPD has received a grant to fund more stringent DUI enforcement through September 3rd. Known as Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest, the crackdown is underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Reagle states that each day 61 persons are injured and 3 persons are killed on Kansas roads in alcohol-related crashes. The ratio of death to injury in alcohol-related crashes is almost four times higher than the death to injury ratio for non-alcohol related crashes.
Garden City Police Chief James Hawkins says there will also be extra patrol officers assigned to keep an eye on traffic entering and exiting the new High School on Buffalo Way for at least the first two weeks of the new school year.
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