ndiana State Police to Conduct Sobriety Check Point in Scott County
Scott County: Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post in Sellersburg will be conducting a sobriety check point at an undisclosed location in Scott County beginning on the evening hours of March 18, 2015 and ending in the early morning hours of March 19, 2015. Those drivers passing through the check point area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers. Drivers will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.
The purpose of the sobriety check point is to remove motorists from the highways who are alcohol or drug impaired and who pose a danger to other motorist. Impaired drivers are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage, personal injury, and death annually.
For everyone’s safety, don’t find yourself “Over the Limit and Under Arrest”:
• Plan ahead and always designate a sober driver before consuming alcohol.
• Don’t drive your vehicle if you’ve been drinking alcohol. Call a taxi or sober friend.
• Never let a friend drive while impaired.
• If hosting a party, also offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages and ensure all of your guests leave with a sober driver.
• Never provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of 21.
Motorists encountering a suspected impaired driver are encouraged to dial 911 or call the Sellersburg State Police Post at (812) 246-5424 or (800) 872-6743. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location, and direction of travel