August 31, 2021

Purdue police and local law enforcement to conduct sobriety checkpoint

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Officers with the Tippecanoe County Traffic Safety Partnership, which includes the Lafayette, West Lafayette and Purdue Police departments, Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police, will conduct a campus sobriety checkpoint on Friday (Sept. 3) night in West Lafayette. In addition to the checkpoint, officers will continue to conduct dedicated extra patrols, targeting impaired drivers.

Drivers can expect to be stopped for a brief amount of time. While officers briefly check the driver’s license and vehicle registration information, they also will observe for signs of impairment.

"The safety of our community is and always will be our mission. We want to remind people that they need to plan ahead and have a designated sober driver or plan to use one of the many other options available such as taxis, buses, Uber/Lyft, or other ride-share programs to get home safely," Purdue Police Sgt. Jared Baer said.

Contact: Purdue Police Sgt. Jared Baer, 765-494-8221, jobaer@purdue.edu 

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