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Sheriff's Dept to Conduct Extra Patrols

During holiday season in the fight against
 drunk driving

The Porter County Sheriff’s Dept., along with several other police agencies in Porter County, will conduct extra patrols to locate intoxicated drivers during the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. The Porter County  Drunk Driving Task Force will sponsor the DWI patrols through a grant from the Governor’s Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol. Other police agencies involved in the extra patrols are: Valparaiso Police, Portage Police, Hebron Police, Chesterton Police, Kouts Police, Porter Police, and Burns Harbor Police.  The DWI patrols consist of officers from these agencies who work during their scheduled time off and earn overtime money from the task force. The officers will work either in groups or individually to locate motorists who are intoxicated and make arrests.  The extra patrols will be conducted through the holiday weekend, focusing especially on the eve prior to Thanksgiving (Nov. 21st). Statistics in Porter County have shown an increased number of crashes and DWI arrests on this date in the past several years.  The Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force has initiated efforts in the county in the past several years to combat impaired drivers on the roadways.  Some of the other activities of the Task Force include sponsoring billboards with messages against drunk driving, and sponsoring the Officers of the Year for DWI arrests for the police agencies in Porter County.

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