Fort Wayne Troopers conducting target patrols to combat impaired driving March 17th-20th

FORT WAYNE – Indiana State Police troopers from the Fort Wayne Post will be conducting targeted patrols over the next few days, specifically to combat impaired and dangerous driving behavior.

The March 17th-20th timeframe for these patrols coincides with both St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA Tournament festivities, a time of year known for excessive partying and impaired driving. Troopers will be out in full force in an effort to keep our Hoosier roadways safe and sober.

Hoosiers that plan to partake in this weeks festivities are encouraged to party responsibly by having a plan in place to get home safely. Never driver impaired!

If you don’t plan accordingly and find yourself needing a ride home, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) may have you covered.  

Through a new pilot program, Sober Ride Indiana, $15 ride credits will be available for the first 10,000 Uber and Lyft rides (total) in select cities from March 12, to April 5, 2021 – chosen to discourage impaired driving, primarily around St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA Tournament. Credits can only be redeemed between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., which is when the highest number of impaired driving-related collisions occur.

Driver Sober, Or Get Pulled Over! Motorists are encouraged always encouraged to report unsafe or impaired driving behavior simply by calling 911 when safe to do so.