• ISP sobriety checkpoint nets arrests

    August 28, 2012 No comments

    State troopers from the Indianapolis State Police Post conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint last weekend on the south side of Indianapolis, in the area of 5100 South Madison.  Troopers started checking vehicles at 11:50 p.m. on August 24th and continued operating the checkpoint until 2:30 a.m. on August 25th. 

    During the checkpoint operation 170 vehicles came through the location.  Four people were arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI).  Three minors were cited for minor consuming alcohol.

    Several citations were issued for driving while suspended and officers’ made twelve criminal arrest for various violations.    

    The Commander of the Indianapolis State Police Post, Lieutenant Jon Smithers, commented, “One thing we will never know is if our actions saved the life of one of the people we arrested or the life of someone they may have crashed into had we not stopped them.”

    Sgt. Shawn O’Keefe, one of the state police supervisors at the checkpoint said, “We stress the point over and over, ‘Don’t drink to the point of intoxication and drive’, but, as we saw this weekend, some people do and that’s why conduct the checkpoint – to remove the impaired driver from the road.”

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