JPD Announces End Of 2015 “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

Nathan Schmitt JPD Assistant Chief

Nathan Schmitt
JPD Assistant Chief

JASPER (Local Sources) –  The Jasper Police Department announced the completion of the national and statewide 2015 “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” law enforcement mobilization campaign.

JPD is reporting 39 tickets were written during the 20-day enforcement period.  Two arrests were also made for driving while intoxicated inside the city limits; 193 warnings for various infractions were also issued.

JPD assistant police chief Nathan Schmitt says local officers worked approximately 60 hours of overtime which was paid for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute in the statewide effort to stop impaired driving.

Schmitt says, “We want to make everyone aware of the importance of driving sober and ensuring drivers understand the risks of impaired driving.”  Schmitt also says, “This campaign drives home the message the sober driving is the only safe way to drive.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says in 2012, an average of one alcohol-related driving fatality occurred every 51 minutes.  Further, NHTSA statistics show each year, on average, more than 10,000 people die on U. S. roadways, due to intoxicated driving.

CLICK HERE for more information regarding the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement mobilization campaign


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