Traffic enforcement blitz helps net 17 arrests in Bartholomew County

A 24-day traffic-enforcement blitz led to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Police Department issuing 338 traffic citations and making 17 arrests. About 230 police agencies increased patrols across Indiana for aggressive and impaired driving.

The overtime traffic enforcement is funded through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

“As temperatures rise, so do crashes involving impaired and aggressive driving,” said Sheriff Matt Myers. “If you venture out to watch the NCAA Tournament, ride your motorcycle or take your kids on spring break, watch for bikes and pedestrians and make sure your plans include a sober, defensive driver.”