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Sobriety Checkpoint Slated for St. Joseph County

March 1, 2011
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03/02/11 Indiana State Police Sergeant Maurice Wilkins has announced that the state police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in St. Joseph County.  The checkpoint will start during the evening hours of Wednesday, March 9, 2011 and conclude in the early morning hours of March 10.  Troopers from the Bremen Post will conduct the sobriety checkpoint in conjunction with Operation Pullover Blitz 66 which targets impaired drivers.

Motorists are encouraged to have their driver’s license and vehicle registration ready when entering the checkpoint in order to minimize delay time.  Motorists can expect short delays of only two to three minutes.

After the checkpoint, officers will conduct roving saturation patrols aggressively seeking impaired drivers.

A FEW PRECAUTIONS:

  • Plan ahead and always choose someone to be the designated driver.
  • Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages.
  • If you are impaired, please call a taxi or call a sober friend or family member to come and get you.
  • If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages, and make sure that all of your guests leave with a sober driver.
  • 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.
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