Indiana State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Steuben County

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Commander of the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post, Lieutenant Corey Culler, has announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Steuben County on Friday, August 30, 2019. The exact time and location will not be released. Motorists that are not impaired can expect a very short delay of 2-3 minutes while passing through this checkpoint.

Motorist that find themselves entering the checkpoint area are encouraged to have their driver’s license and vehicle registration readily available to minimize their delay.

The Indiana State Police is committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints in an effort to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.

To assist law enforcement efforts in identifying and removing impaired drivers from our roadways, Troopers from the Fort Wayne Post would encourage all motorists that may observe a possible impaired driver to call 911 or the closest Indiana State Police Post. If you “See Something, Say Something”. When calling, be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.

For those adults planning a night out on the town or hosting a social event where you know that you will either be consuming or serving alcoholic beverages, a few simple suggestions to keep yourself and others safe:

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, a sober friend, or a family member to come and get you.
If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages as an option, and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver.