Seymour police participating in impaired driving initiative


The Seymour Police Department is joining nearly 230 law enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.

Now through Labor Day, police will be out in full force arresting impaired drivers. Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols.

“Why are we giving drivers a heads up? Because Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is all about preventing impaired-driving crashes, injuries and deaths,” said Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott. “Our officers have zero tolerance for impaired drivers on our roads, and we’ll see you before you see us.”

A driving while intoxicated arrest means going to jail and losing your driver’s license. The average DWI costs about $10,000, including car towing and repairs, attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work and other hefty expenses.

If you see an impaired driver, call 911 and provide the plate information, description of vehicle and direction of travel if it can all be obtained safely.

Indiana law enforcement agencies have participated in annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over traffic enforcement for more than 20 years. Overtime patrols are supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.


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