Police to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday night
On the evening of May 30 and the early morning hours of May 31, Indiana State Police troopers will put up sobriety check points targeting impaired drivers in Marion County.
After the checkpoint, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols aggressively seeking impaired drivers throughout the Indianapolis District which covers Hamilton County.
“The purpose of enforcement checkpoints is to remove impaired drivers from Indiana roadways,” said Indiana State Police District Commander Lt. Jeff Payne. “Checkpoints also educate the motoring public of the ongoing efforts by the Indiana State Police to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes and deter anyone from driving while intoxicated.”
Police are offering the following tip so that drivers don’t find themselves “over the limit and under arrest:”
- Plan ahead and always designate a sober driver before consuming alcohol.
- Don’t drive your vehicle if you’ve been drinking alcohol. Call a taxi or a sober friend. A cab ride is cheaper than a D.U.I. arrest.
- Take care of your friends. Never let a friend drive while impaired. Take their keys.
- If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages. Make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver.
- Never provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of 21.
Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911.