DUI Checkpoint sign

Peru, IN - On Saturday night from midnight to 3:00 a.m., the Peru Police Department and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint to deter and detect impaired drivers. The checkpoint was held on South Broadway between Riverside Drive and Franklin Street in Peru.

Officers working the checkpoint checked northbound and southbound traffic for impaired drivers while simultaneously inspecting for other violations. A total of 18 warnings were issued for license, registration, and equipment violations.

One driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated (chemical test refusal) after passing a “Sobriety Checkpoint Ahead” warning sign, flashing emergency lights, and road flares to enter the checkpoint. Officers immediately noticed signs of impairment, and further investigation resulted in the driver’s arrest.

This checkpoint was paid for by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of the Operation Pull Over grant.