Three Local Police Agencies Join Campaign to Arrest Drunk Drivers

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.

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Pursuit, Standoff Leads to Arrest

One person was arrested on Saturday night after leading several police agencies on a vehicle pursuit and a standoff in Marshall County.

An officer with the Bremen Police Department reportedly attempted a traffic stop in the area of West Shore Drive at Lake of the Woods. Police say the driver, Donald Dickson, Jr., refused to stop and led the officer on a pursuit on 4th Road. The 20-minute pursuit ended after Dickson lost control of his car and crashed into a cornfield at the intersection of Hickory Road and 9B Road, according to police.

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Two Arrested after Pursuit in Marshall County

Philip Shriver
Tori Drubert

Two people were arrested in the early morning hours on Sunday after a vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit began when a Bourbon police officer found a vehicle traveling 70 mph in a 55 mph zone at Lincoln Highway and Gumwood Roads. The pursuit continued for several miles through Marshall County at speeds well over 100 mph, according to the incident report. Officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Plymouth Police Department joined the chase. According to police, the pursuit ended when the suspect’s vehicle ran off the road and collided with a tree on Queen Road near U.S. 30 in Plymouth. The suspects were taken into custody.

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Bourbon Police Issue Traffic Safety Reminder

Drive sober or get pulled overKeep your Independence Day weekend celebration safe by designating a driver. That reminder comes from the Bourbon Police Department in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

Officer Matt Geiger with the Bourbon Police Department says they will be stepping up enforcement over the weekend and will be on the lookout for impaired drivers. Continue reading

Bourbon Police Investigating Vandalism

InvestigationAn Etna Green man faces a felony charge in connection with a Friday night incident in Bourbon. Officers from the town police department responded to a report of gunshots in the area of 103 East Pine Street around 11:45 p.m., according to the incident report. They discovered the residence had been vandalized and shot at by people who were no longer in the area. Continue reading