SUBJECT: DUI Checkpoint Results
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-NR-41
CONTACT: Lt. Matt Corn
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Thursday, July 16, 2020 near the intersection of N. St. Joseph Ave. and Buchanan Rd. A total of 71 vehicles were diverted from N. St. Joseph Ave. into the checkpoint.
The checkpoint ran from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM. One driver that came through the checkpoint was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Several other drivers that admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages were taken through standard field sobriety testing. 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.
Motorists who had not been drinking and were in possession of a valid license were back on the road in less than 90 seconds. 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).
Atchison, Stanley (pictured above), 59, of Owensville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor.
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