WHITLEY COUNTY — The Fort Wayne District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County during the late night hours of Friday, March 22. 

In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related vehicle crashes, the sobriety checkpoint will target the impaired driver and will be utilized in an area identified as having a high number of alcohol related crashes.

Sergeant Kristopher Coffey is reminding motorists to have their driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations readily available when entering the checkpoint, so as to minimize the amount of time they are delayed.  Coffey also offers the following tips:

  • Plan ahead and always designate someone as a 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, 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.