(Switzerland County, Ind.) – A sober driving check point is being planned for next weekend in Switzerland County.
The check point falls on the same weekend as the Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay.
Indiana State Police say the check point will be from 12:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 25. Per usual ISP practice in announcing check points, the exact location was not disclosed. The state police select check point times and locations based upon statistical data derived from DUI crash and arrest records.
Troopers say those drivers passing through the check point area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers. Each vehicle will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.
ISP suggests that all drivers – and in this case Swiss Wine Festival visitors – plan ahead and use a designated driver.
During a Switzerland County sobriety checkpoint by Indiana State Police during last year's Swiss Wine Festival, 42 vehicles were stopped over a two hour period. One drunk driving arrest was made, four traffic tickets were written and five warnings were given.