The Michigan City Police Department will have extra Officers working overtime throughout the month of August working OPO Blitz 87 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” that began Friday, August 12th and will end on Labor Day Monday, September 5th.
Michigan City will have an increase in traffic as visitors come to Michigan City for the many attractions in the Michigan City.
Officers will be working with a primary focus of enforcing Impaired drivers and will enforce Seat belt, Child Restraint laws, Speeding, Following Too Closely and Texting, along with enforcing all other traffic laws throughout Michigan City.
Officers from the Michigan City Police Department will be making a special effort this year to ensure all motorists are safe around the Holiday celebrations and encourage designated drivers.
The Michigan City Police Department has completed our participation in the OPO traffic enforcement grant for the month of July 2016. We had 6 extra patrols working 17hrs of over time, paid from a Grant issued by the Indiana Governors Council. Officers stopped 55 vehicles for traffic violations.
Officers wrote 32 Citations; 1 arrest for Body Attachment (Civil warrant) and 1 arrest (non-custody) for Never Receiving a License when required. 22 Seat Belt violation, 2 other license violations (No Valid License when required), 1 speeding violation, 1 equipment violation and other traffic violations (4 expired license plate).
Officers also wrote 24 warning tickets; 10 Speeding, 1 Other License violations (2 No License when required), 13 other traffic violations; 3 for automatic signal or stop sign violations, 1 texting and 9 equipment violations.
Officers of the Michigan City Police Department will continue working other traffic safety grants, including the Countywide DUI Task Force to improve the Quality of Life to the citizens of Michigan City.