Porter County Traffic Safety patrol issued numerous citations and arrests in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Over a 25 day period, Porter County Traffic Safety patrol issued 32 citations and made 12 arrests as part of the national enforcement blitz known as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Federal highway safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute supported overtime patrols for about 220 law-enforcement agencies across the state. “These enforcement efforts save the lives of impaired drivers, their passengers, and others out on the road,” said David Lohse. “Our commitment to enforcing traffic laws and keeping area roads as safe as possible continues throughout the year.” Nationwide, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to 1 year. A DUI arrest means going to jail and losing your driver’s license. The average DUI cost? About $10,000, including car towing and repairs, attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work and other hefty expenses. For more information, visit http://one.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.
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