INDIANA — Recently, the Indiana State Police, the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute participated in the national and statewide 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization which occurred Aug. 12 through Sept. 5.
Officers from more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies, and thousands more across the country, conducted high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers against drinking and driving. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is an annual enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to Indiana State Police from the Traffic Safety division of ICJI. Officers worked overtime to conduct sobriety patrols and checkpoints around the clock.
According to ICJI, in 2015, there were 4,828 alcohol-impaired collisions in Indiana, resulting in 92 fatalities. This is a 26.5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-impaired collisions, and a 9 percent decrease in resulting fatalities, from 2014.
The below information is Indiana State Police statistics only and do not include local law enforcement agencies results. The statistical information is from August 12th through September 5th.
- Traffic citations: 1,132
- Warning citations: 1,059
- DUI defendants: 11
- Police services: 98
- Crashes investigated: 3
- Criminal arrests: 53
- Felony arrests: 13
- Suspended license arrests: 65
- Seatbelt citations: 522
- Child restraint citations: 18
Indiana law enforcement agencies have been actively involved in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign for over 20 years. For more information regarding the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization campaign, please visit online.