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Sobriety Checkpoint Planned In Dearborn Co.

Posted On May 28, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

dui-checkpoint.jpg(Dearborn County, Ind.) – A sober driving checkpoint is being planned in Dearborn County for this coming Saturday morning.

The checkpoint by Indiana State Police at the Versailles Post will be at an undisclosed location in the county from midnight until 2:00 a.m. on May 31. The state police say they select the checkpoint times and locations based on statistical data from past DUI arrest and crash records.

Drivers passing through the sobriety check point area 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.

Along with the checkpoint announcement, ISP provided the following tips for making Indiana’s roads safer:

• 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 beverages 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.