Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - September 26, 2012
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday evening, September 28, 2012 from 11:30 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and the Indiana State Police will join together to conduct this checkpoint.
The location for this checkpoint was chosen based on local traffic collision data. Analysis of data captured since the beginning of September indicated that several geographical areas with Vanderuburgh County accounted for a disproportionately high number of reported hit and run crashes. The upcoming checkpoint will be located within one of these areas. Hit and run crashes are often the result of impaired drivers who try to avoid arrest by fleeing the scene.
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducts sobriety checkpoints in an effort to detect and deter impaired drives (thereby reducing the occurrence of alcohol and drug related traffic crashes).
Funding for local sobriety checkpoint operations is provided by a grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute through the National Traffic Safety Administration.