“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,” said Sgt. Noel Houze, public information officer for the ISP Versailles Post.
The Indiana State Police select check point times and locations based upon statistical data derived from DUI arrest records and crash records.
Police say the public can do their part in making roadways safer by observing the following tips:
- Plan ahead and always use a designated driver.
- Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverage; instead call a taxi, family member, or friend who has not been to drinking to give you a ride.
- If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober drier or allow them to spend the night.
- Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.
“Anyone observing erratic driving should contact the police immediately and be prepared to give a detailed description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel,” reported Houze.
Callers can remain anonymous.