Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Campaign Aims to Reduce Terre Haute DUI Accident Totals

by Staff | August 25th, 2015

Drunk driving continues to be a threat to everyone who is on the road. Reports show that last year alone, a total of 101 Indiana motorists lost their lives in crashes where alcohol consumption was a contributing factor.

Our Terre Haute DUI accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that our city is working to keep drunk drivers off of the road. It was announced that beginning on Wednesday, August 19, the Indiana State Police and the Terre Haute Police Department would be partnering to conduct the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

WTHITV 10 News reports that as part of the program, the agency will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrols in the weeks leading up to the Labor Day weekend. The program seems to be working better each year it has been conducted.

In 2013, the campaign was responsible for taking a total of 44 drunk drivers off of the roads in the Terre Haute area. The following year, the number decreased to 38 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Officials say that drunk driving accidents are preventable and that you can do your part to keep our roads safe by reporting suspected drunk drivers. Our Terre Haute personal injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would also suggest establishing a designated driver before going anywhere you may consume alcohol. If you can’t find a designated driver, plan to take a cab home.

Please, stay safe and sober when driving!

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.