Local Law Enforcement issues 68 citations, makes 2 arrests during impaired and dangerous driving patrols PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:52

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Over 24 days, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Scottsburg City Police issued 68 citations and made 2 arrests during St. Patrick’s Day, college Spring Break and the first rounds of NCAA Tournament.

In 2017, the weekend beginning St. Patrick’s Day had the highest number crashes involving impaired drivers. Federal traffic safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) supported random patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints for more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state.

“Enforcement of traffic laws is focused on preventing crashes, injuries and deaths in our community,” said local law enforcement leaders. “As we look ahead to celebrating Easter, the Final Four and the rest of Spring Break, make sure your plans include a sober driver and extra stopping distance.”

In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to 1 year.

The top causes of all Indiana traffic crashes are drivers following too closely and failing to yield the right of way. Aggressive, distracted and impaired driving reduce reaction times to unexpected slowed traffic, bicycles and pedestrians.

Experience different perspectives on an impaired-driving crash scene in 360 degrees at https://on.in.gov/nobigdeal.

New impaired-driving equipment

Last year, ICJI and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) purchased 1,759 new portable breath tests for Indiana law-enforcement agencies. An additional 836 devices are being purchased this year.

But unlike alcohol, there is no quick field test for the legal and illegal drugs that can impair drivers. ICJI and NHTSA are issuing Android tablets and apps to assist 185 highly-trained police officers in the recognition and enforcement of drug-impaired driving.

If you’re taking a new drug or higher dose, talk with your doctor or don’t drive until you know how it affects you. Even over-the-counter medication such as cold medicine or sleep aids may cause impairment, especially when combined with alcohol or a second drug.

 
Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle from Indy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:50

 

Southern Indiana-Yesterday, shortly before 5:00 pm, The Indiana State Police at Versailles received a call from the Indianapolis Metro Police Department that a reported stolen vehicle was south bound on Interstate #65 near Seymour. The vehicle, a maroon Chrysler 200, was stolen from a car lot in Indianapolis when it was not returned during a test drive. Troopers from the Sellersburg and Versailles State Police Posts located the vehicle at a gas station in Austin, (Exit #34). When troopers attempted to stop the car, it fled from troopers back south bound on Interstate #65. As the vehicle was fleeing, it struck another vehicle, causing minor damage. While troopers and officers from other agencies pursued the vehicle south on the Interstate, the driver was able to avoid five sets of stop sticks and speeds reached a maximum of up to 140 miles per hour. Near the 14.8 Mile Marker in Clark County, troopers, other officers and a Good Samaritan box truck, were able to trap the stolen vehicle in and force it to a stop.

 

Marty S. Clark, 30, from Indianapolis, was arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail where he was charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle; Resisting Police by Fleeing in a Vehicle; Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash and Reckless Driving.

 

Marty S. Clark allegedly stole the vehicle so he could get to Florida.

 
Warning: Satellite TV Scam PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 07:38

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department recently received a complaint, regarding a telephone scam.

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Floyd County arrest list through early March 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 07:37

The following is the Floyd County arrest list through the early morning hours of March 29.

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SR 335 pipe replacements lead to closures PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 07:36

Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will excavate and replace seven drainage pipes located under State Road 335 in Washington and Floyd Counties beginning next Wednesday (APRIL 11), weather permitting.  Pipe installations will require closing S.R. 335 between Elmar Martin Road and New Cut Road weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
Motorists can circumvent the closures via Voyles Road south of S.R. 335.

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