Indiana State Police Lowell Post Participating in Impaired Driving Crackdown

Indiana-State-Police-logoThrough Monday September 1st, Indiana State Police troopers working from the Indiana State Police Lowell Post, in conjunction with over 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies, will work overtime as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on impaired and dangerous drivers.

The crackdown started Friday, August 8, and will continue through Labor Day. Troopers will work overtime in an effort to increase visibility on Indiana roadways as they conduct enforcement activities designed to identify and arrest impaired drivers. Officers will also be watching for dangerous and aggressive drivers, as well as those who are not properly restrained with a seat belt or child safety seat.

The Indiana State Police remains committed to reducing injuries and fatalities on Hoosier highways caused by crashes involving impaired, aggressive, or distracted drivers. In an ongoing effort to reduce injuries and deaths troopers will strictly enforce traffic laws that are leading causation factors in crashes including speeding, driving left of the center line, and disregarding traffic signs or automatic traffic signals. As a reminder to all Hoosiers, reading or sending a text or e-mail message, while operating a motor vehicle, is not only very dangerous it is against the law.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, 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.

Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired or aggressive drivers by calling 911. Give a vehicle description, location, and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired or reckless driver.