The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, March 27, 2015 at W. Franklin Street and N. Lemcke Avenue. The checkpoint ran from 11:30pm to 02:30am.

A total of 43 vehicles were diverted from W. Franklin Street into the checkpoint. The traffic safety partnership is pleased to report that although some of the motorists we checked had been drinking, none were over the legal limit. One motorist made the mistake of having a passenger throw his beer can out of the window before entering the checkpoint. The driver was cited for having an Open Container and the passenger was cited for Littering.

One motorist was arrested outside the checkpoint by a deputy assigned to patrol the perimeter area.


George Kenneth Edwards (pictured above), 22, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class C Misdemeanor (.087 BrAC)

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the Evansville Police Department and the Indiana State Police conduct sobriety checkpoints to help detect and deter drunk driving.  All sobriety checkpoints are conducted in strict accordance with all applicable Indiana Supreme Court guidelines.

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