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Last updated on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
(SHOALS) - Martin County Sgt. Keith Keller announced that Indiana’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on impaired driving and motorcycle riding was a success.
Sgt. Keller reported that no drunk driving arrest were made. However there was one significant arrest.
Keller says 16 citations were issued and 42 warnings in Martin County during the enforcement efforts, which ran from August 16 to September 2.
During the 2012 Labor Day holiday period from August 31 to September 4, there were 115 alcohol-related crashes in the state. during last year's Labor Day Crackdown, there were 14,655 citations issued, 669 misdemeanor driving under the influences arrests and 106 felony Driving under the influence arrests.
Among motorcyclists in 2012 there were 109 collisions involving an alcohol-impaired motorcycle (including mopeds) operators, 32 alcohol-impaired motorcycle operator fatalities and 144 alcohol-impaired motorcycle operator non-fatal injuries.
"Labor Day should be a time of celebration and national reflections - not a time where officers have to notify families that they have lost a loved one due to an alcohol-related collision," Keller says.
The Martin County Sheriff's Department joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in this year's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.
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