State police plan sobriety checkpoint


Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Versailles plan to conduct a sobriety checkpoint from midnight today through 2 a.m. Thursday at an undisclosed location in Jackson County.

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

State police select checkpoint times and locations based on statistical data derived from the agency’s driving-under-the-influence arrest records and crash records.

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 nonalcoholic beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night.
  • 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 may contact the police and give a detailed description of the vehicle, its location and direction of travel. Callers can remain anonymous.

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