Indiana State Police to Patrol for Drugged and Alcohol Impaired Drivers


Indiana State Police is joining approximately 230 law enforcement agencies across Indiana in theDrive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization. From mid-August through Labor Day, troopers will be working overtime to locate and arrest impaired drivers. Motorists should expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.

Overtime patrols are supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).

The annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign includes the Labor Day weekend, with thousands of Hoosier families taking to their vehicles for end of the summer barbecues, football games and pool parties.

With all of today’s options for getting home safely, there is no excuse for getting behind the wheel impaired.

If you see an impaired driver please call 911 and be prepared to give a vehicle description, license plate number if possible and route of travel. Here are just a few signs that a driver may be impaired:

  • Weaving, swerving, drifting or straddling the center line
  • Driving at a very slow speed
  • Braking erratically
  • Making wide turns
  • Stopping without cause
  • Responding slowing to traffic lights
  • Driving after dark with no headlights
  • Driving on the wrong side of the roadway