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Recent Enforcement Blitz Yields Results

Dubois County (NNDC):

 

Jasper Police Department Issues 18 Traffic Citations, Makes 1 Arrest
During Impaired and Aggressive Driving Enforcement
Over 24 days.

The Jasper Police Department worked 52 hours of overtime. During this period, JPD made 136 traffic stops, issued 157 written warnings, issued 18 traffic citations and made 1 warrant arrest during
the traffic-enforcement mobilization. About 230 police agencies increased patrols across Indiana for aggressive and impaired driving.

“As temperatures rise, so do crashes involving impaired and aggressive driving,” said Assistant Chief
Aaron Persohn. “If you venture out to watch the NCAA Tournament, ride your motorcycle or take your kids on Spring Break, watch for bikes and pedestrians and make sure your plans include a sober,
defensive driver.”

Impaired driving:

In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Motorcycles are about 3 percent of registered vehicles, but are dramatically overrepresented in fatal crashes involving alcohol. Impaired driving also includes prescription and illegal drugs. Over-the-counter medication can cause impairment, especially when combined with alcohol or a second drug. Anyone taking a new or higher dose of a drug should speak with their doctor or avoid driving until they know the effect the medication
has.

Crash statistics:

Failing to yield the right of way is one of the top causes of crashes that lead to injuries and deaths. Following too closely and unsafe lane movement violations are also among the top causes of crashes.
Other aggressive driving violations include unsafe speed; speed too fast for weather conditions; disregarding a traffic signal or sign; and improper passing, turning, or lane usage.

Young male drivers aged 16-34 are more likely to be in a crash involving alcohol or unsafe driving
behaviors. Statistics and more information are in the most recent Crash Facts that ICJI publishes with the
Indiana University Public Policy Institute at https://trafficsafety.iupui.edu.

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