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Sobriety checkpoints are planned this weekend in Lake County as police across Northwest Indiana gear up for enforcement campaigns this month targeting impaired drivers.

The Lake County Traffic Safety Partnership did not disclose the locations of the checkpoints Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The goal is to reduce crashes associated with impaired driving, according to a news release.

Police in Lake County will continue extra patrols focused on preventing impaired driving through the rest of this month. Drivers also should buckle up, police said.

The Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership and Michigan City Police Department plan to join 220 Indiana law enforcement agencies in the Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which runs through Labor Day weekend.

Sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols are planned, according to a news release.

Overtime patrols are funded with federal money administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

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