The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a previously planned Sobriety Checkpoint on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 between the hours of 10:00pm and 4:00am.

The location for Wednesday’s checkpoint was chosen based on local traffic collision data. Analysis of data captured this November indicated that two geographical areas within Vanderburgh County accounted for a disproportionately high number of reported hit and run crashes. The upcoming checkpoint will be located within one of those two 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 (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).

Related Media Release: 2014-NR-101