DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): The Fort Wayne District of the Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in DeKalb County this coming Friday. The checkpoint, which officials say will be done during the late evening hours, will target impaired drivers and be used in an area identified as having a high number of alcohol-related crashes. Sergeant Tom Merkling reminds drivers to have their license and registration ready when entering the checkpoint to minimize delays. In a release from the Indiana State Police, Merkling offers the following tips:
• Plan ahead and always designate someone as a designated driver.
• Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages.
• If you are impaired, please call a taxi or call a sober friend or family member to come and get you.
• If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages, and make sure that all of your guests leave with a sober driver.