sobrietyThe Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in St. Joseph County during the evening hours of Friday, November 27.  The checkpoint is in conjunction with the Operation Pull Over Period “Safe Family Travel”.

In an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period safer, the Indiana State Police has partnered with approximately 250 law enforcement agencies statewide.  The annual Operation Pull Over campaign began November 13th and runs through Sunday, December 6th.

Troopers from the Bremen Post will be conducting high visibility enforcement efforts including sobriety check points and saturation patrols looking for impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.

Motorists are asked to have their driver’s license and vehicle registration available when entering a checkpoint.  This will help minimize the amount of time spent at the checkpoint.  Motorists can expect short delays of only two to three minutes.

The Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving, commented Sergeant Maurice Wilkins.

The public is encouraged to call 911 or the closest Indiana State Police Post when they observe another motorist that may be impaired.  Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.