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7/30/2010 Exeter, PAAt a Sobriety Check Point / DUI checkpoint being run by the Exeter Police on the Eastbound side of route 422 in Exeter Friday night. Police Officers were looking over vehicles as they came through the checkpoint and handing o

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STATEWIDE — Indiana State Police are receiving some help from the federal government through extra funding to help patrol roadways for aggressive drivers, distracted drivers, impaired drivers, and drivers and passengers not buckled up.
The programs will aim to reduce the number of accidents caused by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“We know there’s going to be a lot of traffic on the roadways,” said Sgt. Matt Ames. “It allows us to take officers that are normally off duty and put them in a patrol car and get out there in work while our other troopers continue to answer calls to service like property damage accidents.”
Ames says one of the top priorities will be stopping impaired drivers. Police will also be watching out for road rage incidents.
“We encourage all motorists not to get involved in road rage incidents,” he added. “Unfortunately, in the society we’re living in today, bad things happen with that.”