Three local law enforcement agencies will be working to keep impaired drivers off the streets in the upcoming Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Plymouth Police Department and Bourbon Police Department will increase sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols beginning in mid-August through the Labor Day holiday.
The annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign includes the Labor Day holiday weekend as thousands of families will be driving to take part in various activities. It is one of the deadliest times of the year for impaired driving deaths.
Impaired driving is three times more common at night than during the day. Law enforcement officials ask that you designate a sober driver or choose to be a sober driver to drive others home. Take the keys from anyone you know who has been drinking and about to get behind the wheel. Report any suspicious drivers to the police.
Officers with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Plymouth Police Department and Bourbon Police Department will work overtime to participate in this enforcement. These patrols are supported with federal highway safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.