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Operation Pull Over begins across the state

Friday, August 15, 2008

On Friday, the Indiana State Police, along with more than 250 other police agencies across the state, began taking part in an Operation Pull Over, "Over the Limit, under arrest," campaign.

The project is being sponsored by a federal grant through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and through the grant, officers will be concentrating on impaired drivers.

During the statewide pull over campaign, officers will be working overtime, conducting sobriety checkpoints, roaming patrols and using other enforcement tools to catch impaired drivers. Officers will not only be looking for impaired drivers in cars but also motor carrier vehicles and motorcycles.

Last year, during the Labor Day Holiday, there were 11 deaths on Indiana roadways, making it the second-most deadly holiday in the state. Through Thursday this year, there have been 454 fatalities across the state. However, that is 114 fewer this year than last year.

The campaign runs through Sept. 1.

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