DATE: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
SUBJECT: DUI Checkpoint Warning: Sobriety Checkpoint Planned
RELEASE NUMBER: 2023-NR-0802
CONTACT: Major Matt Corn
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Noah Robinson
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, August 4th, 2023 from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM.
Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department, and the Indiana State Excise Police will join together to conduct this checkpoint as a part of a statewide enforcement campaign designed to detect and deter impaired driving.
The location for Friday’s checkpoint was chosen based on local traffic collision data. Analysis of data captured over a six (6) month period indicated that several geographical areas within Vanderburgh County accounted for a disproportionately high number of reported hit and run crashes during 2023. 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 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).