Law enforcement officers Friday will set up DUI checkpoints targeting impaired drivers in Howard County.
Indiana State Police, the Kokomo Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff’s Department all will participate in the checkpoints.
After the checkpoints, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols aggressively seeking impaired drivers throughout the Indiana State Police Peru District, which covers Cass, Fulton, Grant, Miami, Howard, Tipton and Wabash counties.
The purpose of enforcement checkpoints is to remove impaired drivers from Indiana roadways before they cause needless pain, suffering or death to innocent victims, police said.
Police issued these reminders so motorists do not find themselves over the limit and under arrest:
• Plan ahead and always designate a sober driver before consuming alcohol.
• Don’t drive a vehicle if you’ve been drinking alcohol. Call a taxi or a sober friend. A cab ride is cheaper than a DUI arrest.
• Take care of your friends. Never let a friend drive while impaired. Take their keys.
• If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages. Make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver.
• Never provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of 21.
Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911. Give a vehicle description, location and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired driver.