The Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership—comprised of the
Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor, and Ogden Dunes police departments—today
announced that officers made seven alcohol-related arrests during the “Drunk
Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest” March crackdown.
In all, agency officers dedicated 104 hours of overtime towards Indiana’s
annual mobilization against impaired and dangerous driving. A total of 13
arrests was made during the 17-day mobilization, most of which were for OWI.
•15 citations for seatbelt violations (CPD: 4).
•101 citations for speeding (CPD: 62).
•Nine citations for driving while suspended (CPD: five).
•One habitual traffic violator charge.
•One other unspecified felony charge.
•16 other unspecified traffic offenses (CPD: four).
•121 warnings issued (CPD: 15).
“The goal of this campaign is prevention, not arrest,” said CPD Lt. Dave
Lohse “Our enforcement efforts may have increased over the last 17 days, but
drivers should remember—our commitment to keeping roadways safe from
impaired and dangerous drivers is a year round effort.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
there were (609) crash fatalities on St. Patrick’s Day in 2010. Of those
crashes, 6 percent involved an impaired driver and/or motorcyclist with a
B.A.C. of .08 and higher.
Operation Pull Over Blitz 70 was supported by federal funding allocated to
the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership from the Traffic
Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). More than
250 Indiana law enforcement agencies participated in this annual, statewide
enforcement effort, which generally occurs around the St. Patrick’s Day
To learn more about Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest enforcement