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Three arrested at checkpoint

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Police agencies stopped 53 vehicles during a sobriety checkpoint in Evansville the night before Independence Day.

Of the 53 vehicle stops, officers arrested just 3 people.

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted the sobriety checkpoint at First Avenue and Lohoff.

A news release from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says the 3 motorists were arrested either after entering the checkpoint or after being stopped for a traffic violation before the checkpoint. 

The Sheriff's Office, Evansville Police Department and Indiana State Excise Police all took part from 11:00 Monday night until 2:00 Tuesday morning.

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute provides money for the local checkpoints through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration