State troopers plan to step up patrols and checkpoints on roads identified as the most dangerous in Indiana between now and Aug. 1. Purdue University data indicates the 53 segments of roadways in 18 counties have accounted for 418 alcohol-related crashes. U.S. 35 between 500 South in Starke County and U.S. 20 in LaPorte County is on the list.
ISP officials say in a statement troopers will continue their zero tolerance policy regarding impaired drivers, passenger restraint, graduated drivers license and all motorcycle violations. They hope the stepped-up enforcement will result in voluntary compliance.