The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, October 20, 2017 near the intersection of S. Green River Road and Tippecanoe Drive.
The Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department and IDNR Division Of Law Enforcement participated. A total of 136 vehicles were diverted from S. Green River Road into the checkpoint.
The checkpoint ran from 11:00pm to 2:00am. One motorist was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated after entering the checkpoint. A total of two (2) motorists were cited for having an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a vehicle.
Motorists who had not been drinking and in possession of a valid license were back on the road in less than 90 seconds. Motorists who had been drinking were checked for signs of impairment and given the option to find alternate transportation if their breath alcohol content approached the legal limit.
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
Maria Michelle Harris, 39, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated (.115 BrAC) as a Class A Misdemeanor, Possession of Marijuana as a Class A Misdemeanor, Possession of a Scheduled Substance as a Class A Misdemeanor
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