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Sobriety checkpoint to be conducted

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TERRE HAUTE -- The Putnamville District of the Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Vigo County during the late evening hours of Saturday, March 10.

The checkpoint is in conjunction with the Operation Pull Over traffic safety campaign, which runs from March 2-18.

Drivers who encounter a checkpoint will be required to produce a valid driver's license and registration.

Motorists that are not impaired can expect only short delays of 2-3 minutes while passing through the checkpoint.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to adhere to two basic principles when consuming alcohol: Do not drink and drive and always use a designated driver.

Those encountering a suspected impaired driver are encouraged to dial 911 and be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.

The Putnamville District will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the year to apprehend impaired drivers and deter others from drinking and driving.

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