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Beginning August 9, more than 260 state and local law enforcement agencies will take part in Indiana's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign.
During the two week effort, Hoosier motorists will see an increased police presence on roadways across the state. Enforcement activity will continue through September 5.
Through high-visibility enforcement activities such as saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, law enforcement will work overtime to target and arrest impaired drivers and motorcyclists.
While Indiana has seen a decline in alcohol-related collisions over the past five years, there are those who continue to drive impaired. In fact, of the more than 400 alcohol-related collisions on Indiana roadways in 2010, nearly 40 percent resulted in death or injury.
According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly a third of the nation?s traffic-related motor vehicle fatalities involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol content of more than .08 an average of one fatality every 48 minutes.
For more information, visit NHTSA's High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at http://www.stopimpaireddriving.org/.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a national enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). Nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country will participate in this annual enforcement effort. Indiana's crackdown on impaired driving will be reinforced by both statewide and national media campaigns, as well as public outreach efforts geared towards the prevention of impaired driving. Click here to read more news.