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WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Fort Wayne District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County during the late evening hours Friday and continuing into the early morning hours of Saturday.
In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related automobile crashes, the sobriety checkpoint will target the impaired driver and will be utilized in an area identified as having a high number of alcohol related crashes.
The state police is reminding motorists to have their driverâ€™s license and vehicle registrations readily available when entering the checkpoint, so as to minimize the amount of time they are delayed.
Police also offer the following tips:
â€¢Plan ahead and always designate someone as a designated driver.
â€¢Donâ€™t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if youâ€™ve been consuming alcoholic beverages.
â€¢If you are impaired, please call a taxi or call a sober friend or family member to come and get you.
â€¢If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages, and make sure that all of your guests leave with a sober driver.