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Last updated on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
(UNDATED) - On Friday night, Indiana State Police troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Monroe and Dubois counties.
Police are not releasing the exact location or the time when troopers will be stopping motorists. Drivers who are not impaired can expect only short delays of 2-3 minutes while passing through the checkpoint.
Those drivers passing through the check point area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.
The purpose of the sobriety check point is to remove those motorists from the highways who are alcohol and/or drug impaired and poses a danger to all who use the roadways. Impaired drivers are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage, personal injury, and death annually.
Troopers encourage all motorists to call 911 or the closest Indiana State Police Post when they observe another motorist that may be impaired. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and its direction of travel.
Reminders so motorists do not 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 sober friend.
• 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 encountering another vehicle being operated erratically are encouraged to dial and be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location, and direction of travel.
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