On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Visitors Security Partnership will conduct a sobriety checkpoint someplace within the county.
Officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Workplace and Evansville Police Division will be part of collectively to conduct the checkpoint as part of “Blitz 110: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which is a statewide enforcement marketing campaign in opposition to DUI driving.
The sheriff’s workplace says the checkpoint can be carried out throughout the in a single day hours in an try to detect and deter impaired driving.
Whereas the placement of the checkpoint is not being revealed, authorities say it is being held in an space chosen based mostly on native crash knowledge, the place an abnormally excessive variety of hit-and-run crashes have occurred.
The sheriff’s workplace says hit-and-run crashes are sometimes the results of impaired drivers who attempt to keep away from arrest by fleeing the scene.
Funding for native sobriety checkpoint operations like this one is supplied by the Indiana Felony Justice Institute (ICJI) via a grant from the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA).