City police busy during enforcement period

Officers with the Seymour Police Department wrote 41 tickets and issued 248 warning tickets during a recently completed enforcement period.

During the 24-day enforcement period, city officers also made six arrests, including three for possession of marijuana. One person was arrested on a warrant.

Chief Bill Abbott said everyone plays a part in keeping Indiana’s roadways safe.

“Campaigns such as this ensure each and every driver and passenger understand their role and the importance of staying vigilant behind the wheel,” he said. “Even one less dangerous or impaired driver off the road is a success in which we all can share.”

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of one alcohol-related driving fatality occurred every 53 minutes in 2015, and more than 10,000 people die on U.S. roadways each year due to intoxicated driving.

Increased enforcement during March is a statewide effort supported by federal highway safety funding. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute distributes funding to more than 250 participating Indiana law enforcement agencies.

For information about the state’s efforts on impaired driving prevention and enforcement, visit To learn more about the Seymour Police Department, visit