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ISP setting up DUI checkpoint

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Indiana State Police Troopers will conduct a DUI checkpoint in Vigo County sometime during the upcoming weekend of Sept. 3-5.

Officers will be observing for impaired drivers.

To expedite the time involved for those stopped at the checkpoint, drivers are asked to have their driver's license and registration ready to present to the officer. If no violation or impairment is detected by the officer, motorists should only be delayed a few minutes.

The purpose of the sobriety check point is to remove those motorists from the highways who are alcohol and/or drug impaired and pose a danger to all who use the roadways.

Impaired drivers are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage, personal injury and death annually.

To help to ensure the weekend is safe and enjoyable, officials are asking residents to observe the following tips:

* Plan ahead and always use a designated driver,

* Don't get behind the wheel of a vehicle if consuming alcoholic beverages; call a taxi, a family member, or friend who has not been drinking to provide a ride,

* Those hosting a party are encouraged to offer alcohol-free beverages and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night, and

* Remember, friends don't let friends drive drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave if it is believed they are about to drive while impaired.

To report an impaired driver, call local law enforcement agencies or dial 911. Reports may be made anonymously.

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