TOPEKA, KANSAS – Two Kansas agencies are working to fund and operate a central repository designed to better track people who drive drunk.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are working to organize the central tracking system.
The central repository was recommended by the Kansas DUI Commission, but it was not funded because of the state’s budget problems.
The repository would more quickly provide information to prosecutors about a driver’s history. The aim is to be sure that people with multiple DUI offenses are charged with the appropriate offense.
Funding details have not been finalized. The transportation department says it is deferring other projects to make the repository a priority. The repository would be overseen by the KBI.