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Watch for spike in law enforcement this holiday season

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On this Thanksgiving Eve, motorists may find themselves stopped at a sobriety checkpoint.  

This checkpoint is part of a spike in law enforcement over the holiday season. 

Some holiday travelers, like Lola Dallas, are getting an early start.

"I'm coming from Tennessee and headed to Toldeo, Illinois," Dallas said.

She says she's already seen people get pulled over. 

"I've seen several officers out on the road. Not too many yet. They're starting to get out there," Dallas said.

"Probably start aggressively this evening and work through Sunday," said Vanderburgh County Chief Deputy Dave Wedding.

Wedding says the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally when people go out the most.

That's why they'll have a sobriety checkpoint set up somewhere in Vanderburgh County from 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night until 3:00 a.m. in the morning. 

"The location is chosen based on crash statistics, high accident intersections, or areas we know we have a lot of aggressive driving," Deputy Wedding said.

The next big traffic headache for law enforcement is Black Friday, but Chief Wedding says it's not the roadways that have the most accidents. 

"We find a lot of minor crashes are in the parking lots. People just backing into one another," Deputy Wedding said.

Of course, you can avoid it all by doing what Darrin Jordan does.

"You know, I don't notice it cause I usually come in on a helicopter," Jordan said. 

Deputy Wedding also wants to remind Black Friday shoppers to keep their purchases out of sight or in the trunk .

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