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SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: Police urge Whitley County drivers to be ready

March 7, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — 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 driver’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:

•Plan ahead and always designate someone as a designated driver.
•Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages.
•If you are impaired, please call a taxi or call a sober friend or family member to come and get you.
•If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages, and make sure that all of your guests leave with a sober driver.

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