Starke County Safety Partnership OPO Nets 18 Arrests

Officers from the Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership participated in an Operation Pullover effort between March 8 and March 24.

Law enforcement from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and North Judson, Hamlet and Knox City Police Departments stopped a total of 221 vehicles and issued a total of 74 citations related to aggressive driving. A total of 12 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated arrests were made and six others were arrested on non-alcohol related charges.

North Judson Police Department officers conducted 54 traffic stops resulting in seven citations and three Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated arrests. Officers from the Hamlet Police Department conducted 27 traffic stops that produced one arrest and two citations. Starke County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted 40 traffic stops that produced five Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated arrests and 22 citations. The Knox City Police Department had 100 traffic stops that resulted in 42 citations, two Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated arrests and four other misdemeanor arrests.

Police worked overtime in order to conduct these checkpoints. Operation Pullover is a federally funded grant obtained by the Starke County Safety Partnership.