Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

DUI Checkpoint September 2nd to the 3rd, 2021

The Evansville Police Department and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint starting tonight, September 2nd, from 10:00 P.M. until 2:00 A.M. September 3rd.

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducts sobriety checkpoints in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers in an effort to reduce the occurrence of alcohol and drug-related traffic crashes. Funding for local sobriety checkpoint operations is provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Always remember to plan ahead if you will be celebrating. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously and do not consume alcohol, not even one drink.

  • Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911 to report it.
  • Do you have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.
  • Remember that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. It is illegal and deadly to drink and drive. For some, even one drink maybe one drink too many.
  • As always, please remember to buckle up and drive safe!