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Allen County Police Crackdown on Impaired Driving

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DATE: 08/22/2011    


Allen County Police Crackdown on Impaired Driving

Hoosier motorists warned to drive sober or get pulled over




Drive sober or get pulled over. That’s the message to Hoosier drivers

this week as Indiana law enforcement begins its annual statewide impaired driving

crackdown. Beginning Friday, more than 260 state and local law enforcement agencies will take part inthe Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign by stepping up their efforts to detect and arrest impaired drivers.

In 2010, a total of 135 people were killed in crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver.

In fact, of the more than 4,900 alcohol-related collisions that occurred on Indiana roadways last year, nearly 30 percent resulted in death or injury. High-visibility enforcement activities such as sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols will be conducted around the clock, however, patrols will be especially numerous during the weekend and nighttime hours. Research indicates that twice as many alcohol-impaired collisions occur over the weekend. That incidence increases significantly during the nighttime hours.








CONTACT:   Corporal Jeremy Tinkel

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-7294 / 260-615-6715