Kansas Highway Patrol released its Independence Day Holiday Activity Report. The reporting period for the holiday began at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30th, and went until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th. There was a trend of the number of arrests and citations increasing from the past two years.
There were 31 DUI arrests this year. In 2021, there were 19 DUI arrests, and in 2022 there were 18.
There was also an increase in speed warnings, going from 745 warnings in 2022 to 872 this year.
Actual speeding citations jumped from 1,082 in 2022, to 1,142 this year.
Safety belt citations were also up from 108 in 2021 and 111 in 2022, to 172 this year.
The Kansas Highway Patrol also worked two fatal non-DUI related crashes over the holiday.