Seymour police participate in safety blitz


The Seymour Police Department recently participated in Operation Pullover Blitz 99, during which officers worked overtime attempting to locate impaired drivers.

During this blitz, 21 traffic stops were initiated and one arrest was made for operating a vehicle while never having received a driver’s license. Officers did not locate any impaired drivers during this blitz.

This was the last enforcement blitz for fiscal year 2019, and the Seymour Police Department has applied for additional traffic safety funding from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute for fiscal year 2020.

The department’s first traffic safety activity for fiscal year 2020 will be the seventh consecutive Rule the Road teenage driving program, where approximately 35 students from Seymour High School will drive Seymour police cars on five driving courses set up for this event.

This event is set up to supplement driver’s education and have police instructors teach the drivers ages 15 to 18 techniques not often instructed during driver’s education.

The event, scheduled for Oct. 10 at Freeman Municipal Airport, is a team effort between the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and Indiana Donor Network.

Registration for this event is currently closed; however, another event or two will be conducted in 2020.

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