The Kansas City Police Department has a new toy, er, very serious law-enforcement tool, and if you find yourself near it, chances are you'll be going to jail.
The police unveiled a brand-new tricked-out RV, called the Mobile DUI Enforcement Center, on Tuesday, just in time to send a scare through revelers during Thursday's boozy festivities. It's kind of like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Party Wagon, but it lacks the armaments to go after Shredder, so it focuses on drunk drivers.
Rather than accommodating a fancy entertainment center, a king-size bed or other high-end RV accouterments, the mobile center features desks with computers
linked to the department network and alcohol-testing equipment, making it able to process five alleged drunkards at once.
According to a police press release, Kansas City leads the state in
alcohol-related traffic deaths, and 63 percent of road deaths here last
year involved alcohol or drugs, and cops picked up more than 1,600 people for impaired driving last year. The mobile center replaces a 24-year-old RV that was equipped to carry out breath tests but not process arrested drivers, police said.
The KCPD will break in their crime camper this week at two DUI checkpoints
running today through Sunday. Then it will move on to a checkpoint in Dimension X.