Archive for Thursday, July 22, 2004

Officer gets 2 drunk drivers off Basehor streets in 3 days

July 22, 2004

One Basehor police officer removed two drunk drivers from the city's streets during a three-day span earlier this month.

On July 10, officer Lloyd Martley arrested a 23-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man after the man failed a breathalizer test at 1:50 a.m. that day. Three days later, on July 13, Martley arrested a 50-year-old Bonner Springs man after he failed a breath test at 2:41 a.m. that day.

Basehor Police Sgt. Martin Cigich said the two arrests in that short a time may seem high, but he said there could have been more.

"It seems like a lot, but for every one that is caught there are hundreds who are not," he said. "I know there are a lot of people in Basehor who enjoy the local club."

However, Cigich said he would much rather see the number of DUI arrests go up as long as there are drunk drivers.

"I think it is a lot better to have them off of the streets than have them not get caught and driving around," he said.

Both men are scheduled to appear Aug. 10 in Basehor Municipal Court, Cigich said.

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