Purdue police and local law enforcement to conduct sobriety checkpoint

April 20, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Officers with the Tippecanoe County Traffic Safety Partnership, which includes the Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Purdue police departments and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday (April 23) night in West Lafayette.

In addition to the checkpoint, officers of the traffic safety partnership will continue to conduct dedicated extra patrols, targeting impaired drivers.

"With Purdue Grand Prix week upon us, we want those attending events on campus to be provided with a safe and secure environment," Purdue police Capt. Eric Chin said. "With this in mind, we decided that West Lafayette would be a good location for a sobriety checkpoint to provide high visibility and deterrence."

Drivers can expect to be stopped for a brief amount of time. Officers will ask to see a driver's license, vehicle registration and observe for signs of impairment.

"We want to remind people that as they go out to enjoy themselves, to plan ahead and have a designated sober driver or plan to use one of the many other options available such as taxis, shuttle buses or CityBus to get home safely," Chin said.

Contact: Purdue police Capt. Eric Chin, 765-494-8221, ehchin@purdue.edu 

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