Manhattan, KS – Starting Monday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Jan. 2, the Riley County Police Department (RCPD) will join local and state police agencies across Kansas in the Taking Down DUI traffic enforcement campaign. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will support overtime enforcement efforts to aggressively target and remove impaired drivers from our roads.
According to KDOT, the New Year’s Day holiday period outranks most other holidays in number of crashes in which at least one of the drivers is impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs.
Citizens can also help during the enhanced enforcement, and even outside the campaign by watching for suspicious driving behaviors. Note the location, a description of the suspect’s vehicle, and its direction of travel, then call 911 as soon as it’s safe to do so. You may save a life.