State police announce sobriety check point this weekend

Versailles, In. — Indiana State Police have announced plans for a sobriety check point in Jackson County at an undisclosed location November 17-18.  Officials say the purpose of check points is to find and remove possibly impaired drivers.

State police provide the following advice:

  • Plan ahead and always use a designated driver.
  • Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages; call a taxi, a family member, or friend who has not been drinking to give you a ride.
  • If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver 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.