Through March 20, officers will work overtime to conduct high-visibility enforcement activities designed specifically to identify impaired drivers. Motorists will also see an increased number of patrols looking for aggressive drivers and unrestrained motorists during the 17-day mobilization.
"Impaired driving is a crime, one too deadly to ignore," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said. "That's why we don't give warnings, or accept excuses. If you're over the limit, in Clay County, you will be arrested."
In March 2009, there were 41 fatalities on Indiana roadways. Of that number, 24 percent involved a driver who was legally intoxicated.
According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), alcoholic beverages continue to be assigned as the primary factor in more than one-third of alcohol-related collisions in the state.
Operation Pull Over Blitz 66 is a statewide enforcement effort support by federal funding allocated to the Clay County Sheriff's Department from the Traffic Safety division of ICJI.
To learn more, log on to www.StopImpairedDriving.org.