‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ nets 21 local arrests

A campaign to make roads safer for everyone paid dividends locally. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that over a 24-day period, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Police Department issued 444 traffic citations/warnings and made 21 arrests during the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.

About 230 Indiana law-enforcement agencies joined thousands nationwide to increase roving patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

“Highly visible, data-driven traffic enforcement such as this has been proven to deter impaired driving,” said Sheriff Matt Myers. “Our commitment to enforcing the law and saving lives continues throughout the year.”