Indiana State Police Lowell Post announced today they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Lake County, during the late evening hours on Wednesday, in conjunction with Gary Police, the Lake County Sheriff's Department and Indiana University Northwest Police.
State Police report drivers that encounter a check point will be required to produce a valid license and registration. Motorists that are not impaired can expect only short delays of 2-3 minutes while passing through the checkpoint. If all information is correct and there is no other reason to be detained, they will be released. After the check point, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols, aggressively seeking impaired drivers throughout the district.
Motorists are encouraged to contact 911, or the closest law enforcement agency, when they observe another motorist that might be impaired. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.