Wabash County law enforcement plans strong presence to deter drunk driving during March


Just as basketball is stirring up a great deal of activity this March, more than 250 Indiana law enforcement agencies are planning to launch action of their own. Beginning Friday, Feb. 28, Wabash County Law Enforcement will initiate a major enforcement effort to crack down on impaired and dangerous drivers.

“We will have a strong and visible police presence aimed at deterring dangerous driving and getting impaired drivers off the street,” said Sgt. Steve Hicks. “If you plan to drink alcohol, don’t drive. Designate a sober driver.”

The increased enforcement effort, which lasts through March 23, encompasses St. Patrick’s Day and many March sporting events.

Sgt. Steve Hicks recommends these easy steps for a safe March and St. Patrick’s Day:

-Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.

-Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.

-If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.

-If available, use your community’s sober ride program.

-If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local police.

-If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take the keys and help that person make other arrangements to get to where he or she is going safely.

Posted on 2014 Mar 04