Officers from the Seymour Police Department recently completed their work with the Operation Pullover’s “Get Sober or get Pulled Over” blitz.
The officers worked 16 hours of overtime, paid with a federal grant administered by the Indiana Criminal Institute, during the blitz.
“Driving sober is driving safe,” Police Chief Bill Abbott said. “Getting behind the wheel intoxicated is not worth a ticket, and possible jail time, or your life.”
This blitz helps reinforce that message, he said.
During the blitz, Seymour officers issued 40 warnings/citations and made two criminal arrests.
One arrest was the result of a vehicle pursuit that led to a foot pursuit where the suspect was arrested and charged with resisting law enforcement-vehicle, resisting law enforcement fleeing, habitual traffic violator, operating while intoxicated, and operating with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or greater, Abbott said. The suspect failed to cooperate, and a search warrant was obtained for the blood draw, which showed the male’s BAC was 0.19 percent.
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