Over a recent 25-day period, Seymour police issued 120 citations and warning citations and made five criminal 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.
Seymour officers worked 33.5 hours of enforcement, which helped save the lives of impaired drivers, their passengers and others out on the road, Chief Bill Abbott said.
A DUI arrest means going to jail and losing your driver’s license.
Impaired driving alternatives include designate, or be, a sober driver; use public transportation; call a cab or a ride-sharing service; or celebrate at home or a place where you can stay until sober, Abbott said.
You also can download the SaferRide mobile app on the Android Play Store or the Apple iTunes Store. This app has three options: Call a taxi, call a friend and identify your location for pickup.
If you are throwing a party, offer non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of food; never provide alcohol to minors; ask young drivers about their plans; and take the keys and make alternate arrangements.