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Kansas Cop Has Recorded 10,000 DUI Arrests

March 19, 2012  | 

Kansas City (Kan.) Police Officer Kenneth Garrett made more than 400 arrests for DUI in 2011 and has racked up more than 10,000 in his 20-year career, making him one of the most prolific drunk-driving enforcers in the country.

"Everybody finds their niche at some point," Garrett tells the Kansas City Star. "My little niche is finding drunks."

Nabbing drunks involves dealing with sometimes angry, unpredictable people. The unpleasant odors of vomit and urine have to be sanitized out of patrol cars. And verbal abuse just comes with the territory. Then there are the bribery attempts from people desperate to get out of their predicament.

Tags: Drunk Driving, Kansas City PD, Traffic Enforcement


Comments (6)

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JHutchins @ 3/19/2012 10:17 PM

I commend you on your dedication. Being a Deputy in Harris County, Texas that also specializes in DWI arrest, I know what efforts you put forth. Your agency must be proud to have you around.. good job.

Morning Eagle @ 3/19/2012 10:47 PM

Outstanding! We can never know how many lives were saved or injuries that never happened through Officer Garrett's dedication to getting DUI's off the road. And drunks can be some of the most unpleasant types of offenders to handle. Officer Garrett has certainly earned some kind of special recognition from his department and community.

CSelby @ 3/20/2012 6:34 PM

To have this many arrests he has to be "sitting" on liquor establishments.

michael @ 3/21/2012 12:09 AM

Hey CSelby, I don't really care if he is......because someone coming out of a Liquor establishment doesn't mean they are drunk or shouldn't be driving a vehicle............it is a dam fine job anyway you put it. This officer is doing his job in a way that he should be recognized for it.

Sean @ 5/27/2012 10:45 AM

Not one of those arrests are a cop either. It's ok to put peoples lives in danger as long as they are a cop...average citizens go to jail and get a record that last a life time.

barr @ 6/1/2012 6:01 PM

Of this many arrests.......how many were convicted????

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