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ISP to take part in drunk driving crackdown

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Beginning Friday, Indiana State Police Troopers at the Putnamville District will join more than 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies across the state in the "Drunk Driving -- Over the Limit -- Under Arrest," March crackdown on impaired and dangerous driving.

Through March 18, troopers 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 enforcement period.

In March 2010, there were 50 highway fatalities on Indiana roadways.

A legally intoxicated driver was involved in 28 percent of those highway fatalities.

According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, alcoholic beverages continue to be assigned as the primary factor in more than one-third of collisions in the state.

Operation Pull Over is a statewide enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to the Indiana State Police from the Traffic Safety Division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

To learn more, log on to www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

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