The Indiana State Police will be cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend. State troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Friday at an undisclosed location in Monroe County. Drivers passing through the checkpoint will have to present their licenses and registrations. If necessary, troopers will conduct a further investigation.
Indiana State Police Sergeant Curt Durnil says there are several things they hope to accomplish with this checkpoint.
“We’re hoping that just announcing the fact that we are going to have a sobriety checkpoint,” he says, “that will deter folks from coming out, driving drunk, even driving while buzzed. We don’t want anyone out there to put anybody in harm’s way. And secondly, of course, we’ll see, with the checkpoint itself, we hope to remove drunk drivers who actually come through our checkpoint.”
Durnil encourages anyone who has been drinking to always have a designated driver to avoid the risk of putting lives in danger.