Culver Police Department Participated in Increased Impaired and Dangerous Driving Patrols in March

In March of 2017, the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day had the highest number of crashes involving impaired drivers.

Last year, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration purchased more than 1,755 portable breath tests for Indiana law-enforcement agencies and an additional 836 devices are being purchased this year.

Additionally, in 2018 federal traffic safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute supported saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints for more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state.

The Culver Police Department was involved in the increased patrols and check-points that ran during St. Patrick’s Day, the first rounds of the NCAA Tournament and the days that many schools were recognizing spring break.During that time Culver officers issued 63 warning and citations and made one arrest.