Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – Indiana Police Increasing Patrols to Catch Impaired Drivers Through Labor Day
It's hard to believe in this day and age, with the multitude of options for getting home safely after a night, people will still decide to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and attempt to drive themselves home, yet it still happens which is why Indiana State Police are joining forces with law enforcement agencies across the country for the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign now through Labor Day.
According to WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, state troopers will be working overtime during the campaign to identify and arrest impaired drivers including setting up sobriety checkpoints across the state.
I'm not going to sit here and throw stones inside a glass house, because we've all been there, myself included. You go out with friends or family, have a few drinks, and when the night comes to an end you try to justify getting behind the wheel. You tell yourself it's been a certain amount of time since your last alcoholic drink and you feel fine, or that you don't want to leave your vehicle in a bar or restaurant parking lot overnight because you don't trust people, or you're afraid it will get towed. Here's the thing with about both of those justifications, neither will cost you as much as the fallout from getting busted by the police, or, God forbid, causing an accident where someone gets injured or worse.
Remember, the legal blood-alcohol limit in Indiana is .08. Anything over that is considered driving while impaired. Depending on how much you weigh, you can reach that limit with one drink. There are plenty of options to getting home safely after a night out including Uber and Lyft (available in the Evansville area), calling a cab, or picking a designated driver. They are there for a reason, use them to help keep yourself and anyone that may be in your path had you chosen to drive, safe.