By Matt Popovich
(Vevay, Ind.) - The Indiana State Police conducted a sober driving checkpoint Sunday in Switzerland County, which coincided with the annual Swiss Wine Festival held in Vevay.
According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Noel Houze, 66 vehicles were screened between 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.
No DUI arrests were made during this year’s checkpoint. Two drivers were issued field sobriety tests, which they both passed. Two misdemeanor arrests for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia were made, however, as well as one ticket for a traffic violation and five warnings.
Last year, a similar checkpoint in the area screened 44 vehicles in a two hour period, with one DUI arrest being made and four traffic tickets being issued to drivers.
Three troopers originally assigned to work the checkpoint Sunday were diverted to the scene of a fatal traffic accident in Vevay.
Another sobriety checkpoint is coming up this Friday, August 30 in Dearborn County.