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Dec 13

2018-59: Recruit Class #58 Graduates from Training Academy

Posted to Statewide Releases by Mary Jane King

The newest class of Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will hit a milestone in their careers this Thursday, as they graduate from the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina. The Patrol’s 24 newest troopers will then enter the field training phase of our training program.

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Nov 26

2018-A-03: Funeral Procession for Wyandotte County Deputies

Posted to Troop A Media Releases by Mary Jane King

Motorists whose vehicles have been removed from the roadways can call *47 to speak with Kansas Highway Patrol Communications to determine where their vehicle was towed.

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Mar 12

2018-H-01: Sobriety Checkpoint

Posted to Troop H Media Releases by Mary Jane King

NEWS  RELEASE  –  March 12, 2018 #2018-H-01

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

CONTACT:  Lt. Michael O’Hara, Kansas Highway Patrol (620) 431-2100

Sobriety Checkpoint

The Kansas Highway Patrol, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee Police Department are planning to conduct a Sobriety checkpoint the weekend of March 16th, 2018 on US 400 west of Pittsburg. 

A Sobriety checkpoint intended to remove impaired drivers will be set up on US-400, in Cherokee/Crawford Counties.  “The purpose of these checkpoints,” according to the Highway Patrol spokesperson, “is to decrease traffic crashes through awareness and enforcement.”

These checkpoints are aimed at reducing accident rates by identifying impaired drivers. The goal of this checkpoint is to encourage compliance with the alcohol related statutes of this state, by removing the drivers that are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Annually about 10,000 persons are killed in alcohol related traffic crashes, averaging one alcohol related fatality every 50 minutes.  These deaths constitute approximately 29% of the total traffic fatalities.

Traffic related deaths are the greatest single cause of death for children ages 0 to 19 years of age. 

The proportion of fatal crashes that are alcohol related is about three times greater at night than during the day.

We appreciate the patience and cooperation from all citizens involved with the checkpoint.  For more information contact Lieutenant Michael O’Hara or Technical Trooper Rick Wingate at 620-431-2100.