Officers cracking down on drunk driving with more patrols, sobriety checkpoints


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Indiana State Police troopers will be working overtime to arrest impaired drivers from mid-August through Labor Day.

As part of the nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, expect to see sobriety checkpoints, roving patrol and saturation patrols.

As a reminder, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher nationwide.

The cost of a taxi or ride-sharing service is much cheaper than the average $10,000 DWI cost, which includes car towing and repairs, attorney fees, fines, court costs, and lost time at work.

Law enforcement provided a list of safe alternatives to impaired driving:

  • Designate, or be, a sober driver.
  • Use public transportation.
  • Call a cab or a ride-sharing service.
  • Celebrate at home or a place where you can stay until sober.
  • Throwing a party? Offer non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of food.
  • Never provide alcohol to minors.
  • Ask young drivers about their plans.
  • Friend or family member about to drive? Take the keys and make alternate arrangements.

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