LPD holding random sobriety checkpoints


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Lafayette police will be holding sobriety checkpoints throughout this week. The checkpoints are part of the month long Operation Pullover Blitz.

Lafayette Police Traffic Technician Matt Devine said the blitz is focused on pulling over aggressive drivers. This week will be focused on stopping drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Devine said the department receives funding to hold pullover blitzes throughout the year. He said this time of year is an important time to hold the sobriety checkpoints.

“With the spring time and with this current blitz there is March Madness going on, there are people who are partying because of the college basketball,” Devine said. “We also have Saint Patrick’s Day. So, there are people out having a good time. We want people to have a good time. We just want them to be safe.”

Police said if you’re pulled over during the sobriety checkpoints they will ask for your license and registration. Devine said if everything is in order drivers should not be stopped longer than two minutes.

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