FROM INDIANA STATE POLICE
PERRY COUNTY -- Indiana State Police Jasper District Commander Lieutenant Jason Allen has announced troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Perry County on Friday, August 23rd, 2019. The exact location and time will not be released. Motorists that are not impaired can expect a very short delay of 2-3 minutes while passing through the checkpoint.
Troopers encourage all motorists to call 911 or the closest Indiana State Police Post when they observe another motorist that may be impaired. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.
The Indiana State Police is committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints in effort to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.
Motorist entering the checkpoint are encouraged to have their driver’s license and vehicle registration readily available to minimize their delay.
- Plan ahead and always have a designated driver.
- Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages.
- Better safe than sorry: call a taxi, sober friend or a family member to come and get you.
- If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages, and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver.