March brings plenty of reasons to celebrate with St. Patrick's Day and March Madness, and to combat that, the Dubois County Sheriff's Office plans to put on a "full-court press" against dangerous and impaired driving.
The Dubois County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday that officers will be cracking down on dangerous and impaired driving in March.
From February 26 to March 21 the Sheriff's Office will be conducting high-visibility patrols to combat those driving aggresively, over the speed limit, or under the influence.
“Dangerous and impaired driving continues to be a problem, especially around high-risk events like St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA Tournament,” said Chief Deputy Chris Faulkenberg. “However you celebrate this year, do so responsibly. Slow down, buckle up and if you drink, don’t drive. It’s that simple.”
To avoid the potential for legal fees and criminal charges, the department recommends following these simple steps:
- Slow down and follow all posted speed limits.
- Never drive impaired. If you plan on drinking, plan for a safe, sober ride home.
- Do not tailgate or drive aggressively.
- Put down the phone and avoid distracted driving.
- Buckle up – every trip, every time.