Police operation to look out for impaired drivers

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Police officers state-wide will have extra patrols looking out for impaired drivers over the next few weeks.

Starting Friday about 250 county deputies and state and local police officers will be out for Operation Pull Over.

A grant issued by the state will allow for extra patrols on highways, county and other major roads.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said if you’re going to go out, have a designated driver.

“Make sure if you’re out there and having a good time, make sure you have a designated driver. You can use the public transit, if you feel that you’re too intoxicated to drive. If you see a friend or somebody that is too intoxicated and they’re getting ready to try to drive, take their keys away from them and take them home,” said Riley.

Operation Pull Over will be in effect from Feb. 28 to March 23.

Riley said March can be a problem for drivers because of basketball tournaments and other events.

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