FORT WAYNE - The Indiana State Police have spent the last three weekends cracking down on impaired drivers in Northeast Indiana.
Over the past three weekends this month, State Troopers from the Fort Wayne Post have been conducting saturation patrols across the greater Fort Wayne region with a primary focus on impaired driving interdiction and overall traffic safety.
Theses targeted patrols were worked each Friday and Saturday night when impaired driving is typically more common.
Troopers schedules were changed from their normal days off as well as an adjustment in shift hours in order to have an increased number of troopers working during the targeted night patrol timeframes.
The following numbers are a snapshot of the overall productivity of those patrols:
•467 traffic stops
•241 traffic tickets issued
•438 warnings were issued
•9 arrests for Operating While Intoxicated / 2 felony violations
•2 fugitive apprehensions
•31 criminal arrests
•17 arrests for Possession of Marijuana and/or other drug arrests
•2 arrests for Operator(s) Never Licensed
•20 seatbelt violations
•2 child restraint violations
•7 semi-truck arrests / inspections
•2 vehicle crashes investigated
The Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post would like to remind all Hoosiers to help take an active approach to making our roadways safer.
Drivers are encouraged to report all suspected impaired drivers, reckless driving behavior, or any suspected criminal activity by calling 911, when safe to do so.
Press Release provided by the Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne
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