GARY — Multiple people were arrested during a checkpoint looking for impaired drivers Friday in Gary.
The Gary Police Department conducted the checkpoint in the area of 33rd Avenue and Broadway. Two drivers were found to be intoxicated, one motorist was discovered to be smoking marijuana and multiple drivers had children without proper safety seats, police said in a news release.
"Even one impaired driver off the roadway greatly increases the safety of all those around," said Lt. Dawn Westerfield, a Gary police spokeswoman. "A fatality crash occurs approximately every 48 minutes involving alcohol impairment. The Gary Police Department is dedicated to reducing the amount of impaired drivers on the road ways."