State Police Release Results of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Sep 12, 2016 in Car Accidents
Indiana State Police made 53 criminal arrests, 13 felony arrests and issued over 1,000 traffic citations during the 2016 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, which ran from Aug. 21 to Sept. 5.
Throughout the campaign, state police also did the following:
- Issued 1,132 traffic citations
- Gave 1,059 warning citations
- Investigated three accidents
- Arrested 65 people for driving on a suspended license
- Issued 522 seatbelt citations
- Issued 18 child restraint citations
Statistics on the efforts made by local law enforcement during this campaign were not released.
Over 250 state and local law enforcement agencies participated in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
Their efforts were part of the national campaign involving thousands of agencies across the country, which aims to lower drunk driving rates and educate the public of its dangers. Indiana law enforcement agencies have participated in the campaign for over 20 years.
The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) reports that 4,828 alcohol-related accidents took place across the state in 2015, resulting in 92 fatalities. The accident total fell 26.5 percent versus 2014, while fatalities fell nine percent.
Funding allocated by the ICJI’s Traffic Safety division from the federal government allowed Indiana State Police officers to work overtime during the campaign period. Officers set up sobriety checkpoints, ran sobriety patrols day and night, and executed high-visibility patrols throughout the state.
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