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Sheriff’s office, KHP join three-day, multi-state 4/20 enforcement

On April 20-22, 2018, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office will join the Kansas Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, to stop what has been an increasing epidemic for the past several years. Injury and deaths continue to increase from both alcohol and drugged impaired drivers.

“Regardless whether a drug is legal or illegal it’s a serious crime to drive while impaired by any drug,” said Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn.

In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement in this six-state area will be vigilant when patrolling around city, state and federal highways. The three-day high-visibility enforcement will target drug and alcohol impaired driving and other traffic safety issues.

“Deputies will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for driving while impaired, speeding, texting, or failing to buckle up,” Dunn said. “If a suspected violator refuses to submit to a blood test, a search warrant can be obtained for that individual’s blood.”

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