The LaPorte County DUI Task Force has released the first quarter statistics from the 2013 Fiscal Year grant period that began Oct. 1 and ran through Dec. 31.
A total of 83 saturation patrols were conducted, totaling 374.5 hours worked. During this time period, a total of 250 citations and 558 warnings were issued for various traffic offenses. Forty-six impaired drivers were arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. Of those drivers, 38 were arrested on the misdemeanor operating while intoxicated statute and eight were arrested for the felony operating while intoxicated statute.
The DUI Task Force is comprised of police officers from the LaPorte and Michigan City Police Departments and deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department. The task force is funded by a grant provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and overseen by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving.