GCPD checkpoint nets five arrests


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Five arrests were made Sunday during a Garden City Police Department sobriety checkpoint.

From 1 to 3 a.m. Sunday, Garden City police officers, with assistance from the Kansas Highway Patrol Breath Alcohol Unit, Garden City Police Department Citizens' Assist Team and Criminal Justice students from Garden City Community College, conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 1700 block of Campus Drive. Officers stopped 76 vehicles, evaluated 10 drivers for driving under the influence and made the following arrests:

Alice Richmeier, 22, Garden City, was arrested on an allegation of driving under the influence.

Kevin Keith Lee, 38, Garden City, was arrested on an allegation of driving under the influence.

Sergio Enrique Maldonado, 29, Garden City, was arrested on allegations of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking contraband into a correctional facility and no valid driver's license.

Maria Thoma, 17, Garden City, was cited for curfew violation and released to a parent.

Mayra Alejandra Renteria-Ruiz, 26, was arrested on an allegation of no valid driver's license and on an out-of-county warrant.

The cost of the checkpoint was covered through the Impaired Driving Deterrence Program grant.

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