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Marshall County Police Begin Impaired Driving Crackdown

March 3, 2011

 03/04/11 Beginning Friday, March 4, officers from the Marshall County Police Department will join more than 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies across the Hoosier state in the Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest, March crackdown on impaired and dangerous driving.

Through March 20, officers will work overtime to conduct high-visibility enforcement activities designed specifically to identify impaired drivers. Motorists will also see an increased number of patrols looking for aggressive drivers and unrestrained motorists during the 17-day mobilization.

“Impaired driving is a crime – one too deadly to ignore,” said Patrolman Kerry Brouyette, “That’s why we don’t give warnings, or accept excuses – if you’re over the limit, in Marshall County, you will be arrested.”

In March 2009, there were 41 fatalities on Indiana roadways. Of these, 24 percent involved a driver who was legally intoxicated. According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, alcoholic beverages continue to be a primary factor in more than one-third of alcohol related collisions in the state of Indiana.

Operation Pull Over Blitz 66 is a statewide enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to the Indiana State Police from the Traffic Safety Division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.  The Indiana State Police is committed to reducing serious personal injury and fatality crashes on Hoosier roadways.  Operation Pull Over and similar federally funded traffic safety projects are additional tools the Indiana State Police will employ as part of their ongoing crash reduction effort.