The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, August 18, 2017 near the intersection of North Saint Joseph Avenue and Buchanan Road.
The Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department and Indiana State Police participated. A total of 148 vehicles were diverted from North Saint Joseph Avenue into the checkpoint. The checkpoint ran from 11:00pm to 2:00am. A total of two (2) motorists were arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated, either after entering the checkpoint or after being stopped for a traffic violation before the checkpoint.
Additionally, four (4) motorists were taken off the road after testing higher than .06 BrAC (but less than the legal limit of .08) on a portable breath test. Those motorists were allowed to call a friend to pick them up or take a cab ride home.
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).
Previously: DUI Checkpoint this Weekend in Support of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Blitz
Evan Allen Weinzapful, 24, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor (.175 BrAC) (Evansville Police Department)
John Alan Robertson, 38, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor (.178 BrAC) (Indiana State Police)
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