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Police across Indiana target drunken drivers

Statement issued Thursday:

Indianapolis, IN. – Drivers can expect to see more police on Indiana roadways in the next few weeks, as various law enforcement agencies across the state increase their impaired driving patrols through the end of the month.

Through high-visibility enforcement activities such as saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, police hope to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on Indiana roadways this summer.

According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), July is one of the most deadly months for Hoosier motorists. There were more than 15,000 collisions that occurred on Indiana roadways in the month of July last year.

While Indiana has seen a decrease in the number of alcohol-related crashes over the past five years, nearly 5,000 of the collisions that occurred in 2010 involved an alcohol-impaired driver.

Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that impaired driving crashes occur most often during the warmer months of the year when roadway travel tends to increase.

For more information about impaired driving activities in your community, contact your local law enforcement agency. A list of agencies conducting increased DUI enforcement are listed below, by county.

Allen

Fort Wayne PD, Allen County Sheriff, New Haven PD

Boone

Lebanon PD, Boone County Sheriff, Thorntown PD

Cass

Cass County Sheriff, Logansport PD

Clark

Sellersburg PD, Clark County Sheriff, Charlestown PD, Jeffersonville PD

Clinton

Clinton County Sheriff, Frankfort PD

Delaware

Muncie PD, Delaware County Sheriff, Yorktown PD, Daleville PD, Ball State PD

Elkhart

Elkhart County Sheriff, Elkhart PD, Wakarusa PD, Middleburg PD, Goshen PD, Bristol PD

Grant

Grant County Sheriff, Marion PD, Gas City PD

Hamilton

Hamilton County Sheriff, Noblesville PD, Westfield PD, Carmel PD, Fishers PD

Hancock

Hancock County Sheriff, Greenfield PD, Fortville PD

Hendricks

Hendricks County Sheriff, Avon PD, Brownsburg PD, Danville PD

Howard

Howard County Sheriff, Kokomo PD

Jefferson

Jefferson County Sheriff, Madison PD, Hanover PD

Johnson

Johnson County Sheriff, Franklin PD, Greenwood PD, Bargersville PD, Trafalgar PD, Princes Lakes PD

Knox

Knox County Sheriff, Vincennes PD

Kosciusko

Winona Lake PD, Kosciusko County Sheriff, Warsaw PD, Syracuse PD, Milford PD, Mentone PD, Silver Lake PD, North Webster PD

Lake

Lowell PD, Cedar Lake PD, St. John PD, Dyer PD, Schererville PD, Crown Point PD, Highland PD, Munster PD, Hammond PD, East Chicago PD, Griffith PD, Merrillville PD, Hobart PD, Gary PD, Lake Station PD, New Chicago PD

LaPorte

LaPorte County Sheriff, LaPorte PD, Michigan City PD

Lawrence

Lawrence County Sheriff's Department

Madison

Madison County Sheriff, Anderson PD, Elwood PD, Alexandria PD, Chesterfield PD

Marion

Indianapolis Metro PD, Beech Grove PD, Lawrence PD, Cumberland PD, Speedway PD, Butler PD, Ingalls PD

Marshall

Marshall County PD, Bremen PD, Bourbon PD, Culver PD

Monroe

Bloomington PD, Monroe County Sheriff, Ellettsville PD

Noble

Noble County Sheriff, Ligonier PD

Porter

Valparaiso PD, Portage PD, Burns Harbor PD, Porter PD, Chesterton PD

Saint Joseph

Mishawaka PD, St. Joseph County Sheriff, Walkerton PD, South Bend PD

Shelby

Shelby County Sheriff, Shelbyville PD

Tri-County

Steuben County Sheriff, Hudson PD, Orland PD, Ashley PD, Auburn PD, Butler PD, Garrett PD, Shipshewana PD, LaGrange PD, Angola PD, Waterloo PD

Tippecanoe

Lafayette PD, West Lafayette PD, Tippecanoe County Sheriff, Purdue University PD, Dayton PD

Vanderburgh

Vanderburgh County Sheriff, Evansville PD

Vigo

Vigo County Sheriff, Terre Haute PD, West Terre Haute PD, Indiana State University PD

Wayne

Wayne County Sheriff

White

White County Sheriff, Monticello PD, Monon PD

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