Officers of the Riley County Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint Friday.

This checkpoint will be in Manhattan and will focus on an area with a historically high volume of DUI traffic. The checkpoint is scheduled to run into the early morning hours of Saturday.

The purpose of this program is to detect and deter impaired driving. Motorists suspected of impairment will be a given on-site sobriety tests. Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested. Several motorists will be stopped briefly as part of this checkpoint.

Funding for the DUI checkpoint is being provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation.