Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release:
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Wednesday evening, November 21, 2012 from 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. with the objective of improving the safety of the motoring public during the Thanksgiving holiday. Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office, the Evansville Police Department 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 during late October and early November indicated that several geographical areas within Vanderburgh County accounted for a disproportionately high number of reported hit and run crashes. Hit and run crashed are often the result of impaired drivers who try to avoid arrest by fleeing the scene.
This Wednesday's checkpoint will be located within one of the above referenced areas in order to accomplish the goal of detecting and deterring impaired drivers and reducing the occurrence of alcohol and drug related traffic crashes in our community.