As part of the statewide Operation Pull Over "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct two upcoming sobriety checkpoints.
The first sobriety checkpoint will take place on Friday, August 24th from 11:30pm until 3:30am. The date of the next checkpoint will be announced in a subsequent news release. Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and the Indiana State Police will join together to conduct these checkpoints.
The location for the checkpoints were chosen based on local traffic collision date. Analysis of data captured since the beginning of July indicated that several geographical areas within Vanderburgh County accounted for a disproportionately high number of reported hit & run crashes. The upcoming checkpoints will be located within those 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 drivers (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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
SOURCE: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office New Release - August 22, 2012.
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