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Bloomfield Police - Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over
Updated August 1, 2016 8:54 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMFIELD) - Bloomfield Police Department has a message for the public: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

The national and statewide 2016 program, occurring Aug. 12 through Sept. 5.

Bloomfield officers will join more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as thousands more across the country, to conduct high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers to avoid drinking and driving.

Bloomfield Town Marshal Kenny Tharp told the Greene County Daily World officers will be out in full patrols and chances are if you are impaired you will be pulled over.

Drive Sober or get Pulled Over is an annual enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to the Bloomfield Police Department from the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).

All Bloomfield police officers will work 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 statistics.

For more information regarding the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization campaign, visit www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober/. To learn more about the Bloomfield Police Department, visit www.bloomfieldpd.com



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