Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Memorial Day Weekend


he Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 10:00 pm until 3:00 am.

The location for Saturday’s checkpoint was chosen based on local traffic collision data. Analysis of data captured in May of 2018 indicated that two geographical areas within Vanderburgh County accounted for a high number of reported hit and run crashes. The upcoming checkpoint will be located within one of those areas. Hit and run crashes are often the result of impaired drivers who try to avoid arrest by fleeing the scene.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office conducts sobriety checkpoints in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers (thereby reducing 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).