Campaign Aims to Protect Motorists From Indiana Drunk Driving Accidents

by Staff | August 6th, 2014

Drunk driving is an epidemic that affects everyone who uses Indiana’s roads. Data indicates there were a total of 114 Indiana drunk driving accident fatalities last year alone.

To help curb the number of drunk driving incidents involving Hoosiers, law enforcement agencies will be taking part in a traffic safety blitz later this week. Beginning on Friday, August 8, the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office will partner with the Purdue, Lafayette, and West Lafayette Police Departments to conduct this year’s Blitz 80 as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

WLFI 8 News reports the operation will work by establishing both sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols along roads and highways in the area. Officers and deputies will then stop motorists who may be breaking alcohol impairment laws. The funds needed to supply manpower for the campaign are coming from a grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

The aim of the campaign is to stop motorists from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated and instead choose alternative methods of transportation, such as cabs or ride sharing services.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our Indiana personal injury lawyers know the serious ramifications drunk driving can have and ask citizens to do their part to keep our roadways safe by not drinking and driving.

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