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Police To Begin Crackdown On Impaired Drivers
Updated February 26, 2014 6:58 AM
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(UNDATED) - Just as basketball is stirring up a great deal of activity this March, more than 250 Indiana law enforcement agencies are planning to launch action of their own as part of Operation Pull Over.

Beginning Friday and running through Sunday, March 23, departments will initiate a major enforcement effort to crack down on impaired and dangerous driving.

The enforcement effort will include saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the entire state.

During the same February 28 through March 23 time period in 2013, there were a total of 388 crashes on Hoosier roadways where alcohol and/or illegal drugs were considered a contributing circumstance in the crash. Of those, 114 involved injury with 158 persons injured and four crashes involved fatalities killing four.

Officers are recommends these easy steps for a safe March and St. Patrick's Day:

Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.

Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.

If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.

If available, use your community's sober ride program.

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