St. Patrick's Day DUI checkpoint snaps up 27 suspected drunk drivers

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The St. Patricks Day DUI checkpoint on Southwest Trafficway is becoming an annual tradition.
  • The St. Patrick's Day DUI checkpoint on Southwest Trafficway is becoming an annual tradition.

The Kansas City Police Department's St. Patrick's Day DUI checkpoint on Southwest Trafficway just south of 39th Street netted just a fewer suspected drunk drivers than last year. Police arrested 27 drivers of the 1,127 cars they stopped betweet 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Last year the checkpoint picked up 31.

KMBC Channel 9 says police also picked up five motorists for driving with a suspended license, cited four drivers for other offenses, and six people for possession of marijuana.

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