In an effort to reduce impaired driving and making Marshall County roads safer, the Marshall County DUI Task Force will conduct sobriety checkpoints on Friday, July 28.
According to task force statistics, sobriety checkpoints have proven successful in both raising awareness of impaired driving and reducing the likelihood of a person driving after they’ve been drinking.
Sobriety checkpoints will be conducted in the central part of the county the night of July 28. Grant funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through the Indiana Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving are helping to supply overtime pay for the officers involved in this event.
The Marshall County DUI Task Force encourages drivers to plan a safe way home before consuming alcoholic beverages. Designate a sober driver or call a sober friend or family member to get home safely. If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take that person’s keys and make sure they get a safe ride home.