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ISP and CPD Sobriety check point on tap for Saint Patrick Day evening

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The Lowell District of the Indiana State Police--in conjunction with the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership and Chesterton Police Department--will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the late evening hours somewhere in Porter County on Saint Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17.

This checkpoint coincides with Operation Pull Over No. 78, the Saint Patrick’s Day Aggressive Driving enforcement blitz which began on Feb. 28 and runs through March 23.

Drivers who encounter a check point will be required to produce a valid license and registration. Motorists who are not impaired can expect only short delays of two to three minutes while passing through the checkpoint. If all information is correct and there is no other reason to be detained, motorists will be released. After the check point, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols, aggressively seeking impaired drivers throughout the district. Law enforcement encourages all motorists to call 911, or the closest Indiana State Police post or police department, when they observe another motorist who may be impaired. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location, and direction of travel.

 

Posted 3/13/2014