Participating officers in blitz arrest two, issue 68 citations PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 05:50

According to statistics just released, the latest blitz on Scott County highways conducted by the Scottsburg Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department resulted in two arrests and 68 citations. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” blitz targeted drunk driving and began at the start of March, continuing through “March Madness,” as tournament basketball began, St. Patrick’s Day and the start of schools’ spring breaks.

Local law enforcement was focused on preventing crashes, injuries and deaths. Federal traffic safety funding administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute supported random patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints for more than 230 law enforcement agencies across Indiana. In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) rate of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under age 21 with a BAC of .02 are subject to fines and license suspensions of up to one year in length.

Top causes of all Indiana traffic crashes include following the vehicle ahead too closely and failing to yield the right of way to on-coming traffic. Aggressive, distracted and impaired driving reduces reaction times when unexpected slowed traffic, bicycles and pedestrians are experienced.