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State police set to conduct DUI checks in Indiana County

| Wednesday, March 2, 2011

State police in Indiana County will conduct random drunken-driving sobriety checkpoints in the weeks ahead.

In a news release, state police said the checkpoints will occur at various times, dates and locations this month throughout the county. The roving patrols will be part of an effort to reduce alcohol-related crashes.

Troopers will be focused not only on drunken-driving offenses, but on speeding and seat belt enforcement. Motorists may be cited at the checkpoints for not wearing seat belts.

Motorists are also reminded of the state's "Steer Clear" law, which requires drivers to move at least one lane from incidents along the side of the road or to slow down if switching lanes is not possible.

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