Police cracking down on impaired driving during Labor Day push

Local law enforcement is joining more than 230 other agencies around the state to crack down on impaired driving between now and Labor Day weekend. Operation Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over will be looking for impaired drivers and you can expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints and more patrols.

The efforts, which include Columbus police, Bartholomew County deputies and the Indiana State Police, are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

Those two organizations recently purchased more than 2,600 portable breath tests to assist 150 Indiana law-enforcement agencies with establishing probable cause in arresting drunk drivers.