The La Porte City Police Department will be conducting Aggressive Driving patrols from June 1 – June 28. Officers will be working approximately 100 hours of extra patrols under the Operation Pull Over grant. Aggressive driving patrols will target those dangerous moving violations that cause or directly contribute to traffic crashes.
With the state starting to open up and more vehicles on the road, officers will focus their efforts on aggressive and dangerous drivers and their driving habits. “As the weather starts to warm up, Covid-19 restrictions are loosened, and more and more citizens are getting out of their houses, officers will look for aggressive drivers and address their driving behavior to help keep the citizens of La Porte safe”, says Captain Pat Hemphill. The La Porte Police Department is dedicated to reducing the amount of injuries in the City of La Porte and all these efforts are in hopes of doing just that.
Officers will continue working DUI enforcement on select nights as well. In every state, 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. Overtime patrols are supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).
The Comprehensive Highway Injury Reduction Program is a traffic safety grant program funded by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. The goal of Operation Pull Over is to reduce traffic crash injuries and fatalities by promoting passenger restraint use, and supporting impaired and dangerous driving enforcement.
For more information on CHIRP and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s other programs and activities, please visit http://www.in.gov/cji.