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The Peru Police Department and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up this coming week to target impaired drivers in Peru and throughout Miami County. Officers will conduct a multi-jurisdictional sobriety checkpoint for St. Patrick’s Day during the nighttime hours.

Throughout the evening, officers will conduct roving saturation patrols to aggressively seek out and arrest impaired drivers. The purpose of these patrols and of the sobriety checkpoint is to prevent intoxicated people from getting behind the wheel and to remove impaired drivers from our roadways before they cause unnecessary harm to innocent victims.

Officer Keith Smith (PPD) and Sergeant Tyler Jenkins (MCSO) planned this checkpoint with the safety of Miami County citizens in mind. They understand that Saint Patrick’s Day is a fun time for people to socialize and enjoy some green beer, just make sure to plan ahead by having a sober designated driver! Take care of your friends; if someone tries to drive while intoxicated, take their keys and help find them a safe ride home. If you believe you are behind an impaired driver on the roadway, call 911 immediately.

Keith A. Smith
Traffic Safety Grant Coordinator
Patrolman Z94
Peru Police Department