November 20, 2012
11/21/12 Sergeant Ryan Lebo from the Bremen State Police Post has announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in St. Joseph County. The checkpoint will start during the evening hours of Friday November 23rd.
Motorists are asked to have their driver’s license and vehicle registrations available when entering the 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 Bremen Post serves St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, and Kosciusko Counties. After the checkpoint troopers will be conducting saturation patrols looking for impaired drivers. Sergeant Lebo wants to remind the public, “The state police have zero tolerance for impaired drivers. If you are over the limit, you will be arrested.”
This checkpoint will be run in conjunction with the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday travel period. The Indiana State Police will be joining approximately 250 other law enforcement agencies statewide in participating in the annual Safe Family Travel campaign.
A FEW PRECAUTIONS:
• Plan ahead and always choose someone to be the designated driver.
• Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages.
• If you are impaired, please call a taxi or call a sober friend or family member to come and get you.
• If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages, and make sure that all of your guests leave with a sober driver.
• Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.