Published November 07, 2007 07:38 pm - The Madison County Sheriff’s Department will participate in a statewide Safe Family Travel traffic safety enforcement blitz leading up to the holiday season.
7:38 p.m.: Sheriff’s Department Increasing traffic enforcement
The Herald Bulletin
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department will participate in a statewide Safe Family Travel traffic safety enforcement blitz leading up to the holiday season. Indiana State Police announced earlier this week its participation in the safety program.
Additional officers will be on the roads to enforce Indiana’s impaired driving and seat belt laws.
The two-week enforcement blitz begins on Sunday and concludes Saturday, Nov. 24. The goal of this high-visibility pull-over blitz is to deter impaired and dangerous driving behaviors that compromise safety on Indiana’s roadways during this heavily traveled season, according to a press release.
Law enforcement officers will deploy special patrols designed to detect impaired drivers and will also be on the lookout for motorists and passengers, including children, who are not buckled up. Anyone caught driving without a seat belt or transporting children who are not properly restrained will be cited. Anyone caught driving under the influence with an illegal blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher will be arrested.