A pretrial diversion program is available to first-time DUI offenders in Kansas City, Kansas, and other parts of Wyandotte County. Defendants must be qualified to enter the program. The district attorney's office has the last word on whether a defendant is accepted into diversion.
A drunk driving checkpoint in Wichita, Kansas, led to the arrest of four people during the sweep on June 28. The checkpoint was set up through the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, according to official reports, and more than 350 drivers were stopped during the four-hour operation. Authorities said that family members of victims who have died in drunk driving crashes were on hand, observing and supporting officers as they improve public awareness about the potential consequences of drunk driving charges.