It’s summer vacation, do you know where your children are? Now that school is out, deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office will be cracking down on curfew violations. The county follows the state law, but some communities may have more stringent requirements.
The state policy does not allow children between the ages of 15 and 17 to be in a public place between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m. on a Saturday or Sunday or after 11 p.m. and before 5 a.m. on weekdays. Children under age 15 can’t be in public between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on any day of the week.
LaPorte County deputies will also be on the lookout for underage drinkers and minors in possession of alcohol, both of which are misdemeanor offenses. Sheriff John Boyd says the department’s zero tolerance for both had helped to reduce the frequency of injuries and death that are often associated with teens and alcohol.