(NOBLE CO.) – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Noble County on Friday, March 20, 2020. The purpose of the sobriety check point is to remove impaired motorists from our roadways who are operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, with the sole intent of increasing roadway safety.
In order to minimize time spent while passing through the checkpoint, drivers should have their license and registration readily available to present to troopers. Drivers will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is required or not.
Hoosiers are asked to help do their part in making Indiana roadways safer by observing the following tips:
- Plan ahead and always designate a sober driver before consuming alcohol.
- Don’t drive if you’ve been drinking alcohol. Call a taxi, ride-sharing program, or a sober friend.
- Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk! If necessary, take the keys and never let a friend drive while impaired.
- If hosting a party where alcohol is being provided, also offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages as options for the designated drivers.
- Never provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of 21.
Motorists encountering a suspected impaired driver are encouraged to dial 911 or call the Fort Wayne State Police Post direct at 260-432-8661. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location, and direction of travel.
The Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.