Ind. State Police Plan DUI Checkpoint In Dearborn Co.

Posted On March 14, 2014

dui-checkpoint.jpg(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Indiana State Police at the Versailles Post will mark the first day of spring with a drunk driving checkpoint in Dearborn County.

The sobriety checkpoint will take place from midnight until 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 20 at an undisclosed location in the county. Troopers select checkpoint times and locations based upon statistical data derived from state police DUI arrest and crash records.

Those drivers passing through the checkpoint should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.

The public is asked to help do their part in making Indiana roadways safer by observing the following tips:

• Plan ahead and always use a designated driver.

• Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages; instead call a taxi, a family member, or friend who has not been drinking to give you a ride.

• If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beveragees and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night.

• Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.

Anyone observing erratic driving should contact the police immediately and be prepared to give a detailed description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel. Callers can remain anonymous.