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State Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Jasper County 11/22

19 Nov

Gazette Staff:

Jasper County- The Lowell District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the evening hours in Jasper County on Friday November 22, 2013. Drivers that encounter a check point will be required to produce a valid license and registration. Motorists that are not impaired can expect only short delays of 2-3 minutes while passing through the checkpoint. If all information is correct and there is no other reason to be detained, they will be released. After the check point, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols, aggressively seeking impaired drivers throughout the district.

Troopers encourage all motorists to call 911 or the closest Indiana State Police Post when they observe another motorist that may be impaired. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.

The Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from dinking and driving.

Thanksgiving Holiday Patrols

7 Nov

In an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday travel period safer, the Indiana State Police will be joining approximately 250 other law enforcement agencies statewide in participating in the annual Safe Family Travel campaign. Beginning Friday, November 8th and running through Sunday, December 1 the Indiana State Police will be conducting high visibility enforcement efforts including sobriety check points and saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.In 2012, alcohol-impaired driving in Indiana was linked to 150 fatalities (increase from 140 fatalities in 2011) and 2,112 injuries. Alcohol-impaired collisions were less than 3 percent of all Indiana crashes, but accounted for 20.3 percent of Indiana 779 traffic fatalities in 2012.

Roughly six out of ten fatalities in alcohol-impaired collisions were the impaired driver from 2008 to 2012. Approximately 80 percent of serious fatal and incapacitating injuries from alcohol-impaired collisions occurring during the 2008-2012 period were suffered by impaired drivers and their passengers.

Please help do you part to make the Thanksgiving Holiday travel period safe by observing the following safety rules:
 If you are planning to travel make sure you are well rested
 Avoid tailgating; remember the two-second rule
 Make sure everyone is buckled up
 Put down the electronic devices and drive
 DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
 MOVE OVER / SLOW DOWN for emergency and highway
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Drunk Driver Rolls Semi on I-65

21 Oct

Indiana State Police say a drunk semi driver rolled his truck on I-65 at 12:30 a.m. October 21. The incident closed down the interstate completely for over 2 1/2 hours. The driver, Devon L. House of Florida, was not injured and was charged with driving while intoxicated. A female passenger was uninjured and was not charged. The truck was owned by A.F. Systems of Bensenville, Il.

Semi rolled on I-65

A semi rolled on I-65