Yesterday, Indiana State Police (ISP) joined more than 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies by kicking off and participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
In a statement released by the ISP, the 16-day effort will continue through March 24, which covers a number of March sporting events and the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
Troopers will be conducting high visibility enforcement efforts including sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols targeting impaired and dangerous drivers.
According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, in 2012 there were 6,264 alcohol-related crashes in Indiana with 97 fatalities.
During the month of March, there were 524 alcohol-related crashes and six fatalities reported. Just last year on St. Patrick’s Day, there were 33 alcohol-related crashes that occurred on Indiana roadways.