Authorities gear up for drunk drivers

December 30, 2011

The Marion County Traffic Safety Partnership and the Indiana DUI Task Force plan to patrol the streets this New Year’s weekend, keeping an eye out for drunk drivers. Members from Indiana’s 35 DUI Task Forces will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols across the state through New Year’s Day. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s Traffic Safety Division said a total of 135 people have died in Indiana so far in 2010 because of an impaired driver. There are typically 50 alcohol-related collisions in Indiana during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period.