CHEROKEE COUNTY, KS.--- The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is stepping up patrols to make sure residents are safer this holiday season. Their "Holiday Traffic Enforcement" campaign will start this Monday. Residents can expect to see more deputies patrolling the roads. The sheriff's office will focus their effort on looking for impaired drivers and drivers who are not wearing seat belts. Sheriff Groves says there is always an increase in drivers arrested for DUI's around the holidays.
"We're going to be out in full force. Not just our office, but law enforcement across the country looking to make sure the roadways are safe. Our objective is not too see how many drunk drivers we can arrest, we want to try to encourage people not to drive drunk in the first place," said Sheriff David Groves, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
This traffic enforcement campaign will last from November 25th through Sunday, December 1st. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation is paying for the overtime associated with the extra police coverage.
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