August 21, 2018

Officers to set up sobriety checkpoint on Friday (Aug. 24)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University police and other officers from the Tippecanoe County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday (Aug. 24).

 The Tippecanoe County Traffic Safety Partnership includes members of the Lafayette, West Lafayette and Purdue police departments, Indiana State Police and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department.

“As we begin a new academic year, we would like to keep our campus community safe and to encourage everyone to make the right decision,” Purdue police Capt. Song Kang said.

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.

In Indiana, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher. Drivers under 21 with a BAC of 0.02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to one year. A DUI arrest means jail and loss of driver’s license.  

Contact: Capt. Song Kang, 765-494-8221,

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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