Police officers will be out during the New Year’s Day holiday weekend and they will be on the lookout for drunk drivers. Jeremiah Patrick, Coordinator of the Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership, reports that officers from the organization will be out in force this weekend. The Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership includes officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox City Police Department and the North Judson Police Department. Officers from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department will also be out in force to help detect drunk drivers.
The Indiana State Police is committed to traffic safety and saving lives. Troopers will continue to conduct sobriety checkpoints and driving while impaired patrols for 2011. If you are planning to go to a New Year’s party, don’t drink alcoholic beverages and drive. Never ride in a vehicle with someone who has been drinking. Call a cab or ask a sober friend to drive you home. If you observe a drunk driver, notify police immediately with the vehicle description, plate number and their route of travel.