With March Madness
just around the corner, more than 250 Indiana law enforcement agencies are
getting set to start their next Operation Pull Over blitz, on Friday, Feb.
enforcement action--running through Sunday, March 23, and including
saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints--will crack down on impaired and
“We will have a
strong and visible police presence aimed at deterring dangerous driving and
getting impaired drivers off Hoosier highways,” ISP Superintendent Doug
Carter said. “If you plan to drink--don’t
drive. Designate a sober driver.”
Between Feb. 28 and
March 23, 2013, there were 388 crashes on Hoosier roadways where alcohol
and/or illegal drugs were considered a contributing circumstance in the
crash. Of those, 114 involved injury and four fatalities.
these easy steps for a safe March and St. Patrick’s Day:
* Plan a safe way
home before the festivities begin.
* Before drinking,
designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
* If you’re
impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public
* If available, use
your community’s sober ride program.
* If you see a
drunk driver on the road, contact local police.
* If you know
someone who is about to drive while impaired, take the keys and help the
person make safe travel arrangements.