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State police step up enforcement efforts for holiday

Indiana State Police and more than 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies across the state will be taking part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on impaired and dangerous drivers over the Labor Day weekend.

Troopers will work overtime this weekend to specifically target impaired drivers.  The bliz began August 8th and continues through Monday.

The State Police suggest precautions including:

•Planning ahead and always designate someone as a designated driver.
•Don't get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you've been consuming alcoholic beverages.
•If you are impaired, call a taxi or call a sober friend or family member to come and get you.
•If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages, and make sure that all of your guests leave with a sober driver.

There will also be extra troopers on the road over the three-day holiday weekend working Operation C.A.R.E., or Combined Accident Reduction Effort. Operation C.A.R.E. is a federally funded program that permits additional troopers to patrol area roadways targeting impaired drivers, motorists who speed, follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes, drive aggressively and fail to buckle up or properly restrain their children.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:55:07 AM

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