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Evansville District ISP Trooper Recognized for Efforts Against Drunk Driving

Photo 2: (L-R) Pam Kelshaw with MADD, Trooper Jordan Lee, and Annie Baker with MADD

An Indiana State Police Trooper who serves in the Evansville District was recognized on Wednesday for his efforts in removing impaired drivers from the road.

Posted: Jun 2, 2021 3:32 PM
Updated: Jun 2, 2021 5:19 PM

On Wednesday morning in Bloomington, Indiana, an Evansville District Indiana State Police Trooper was recognized for his efforts in combating drunk driving.

ISP Trooper Jordan Lee was recognized by the Indiana chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his extraordinary efforts in removing impaired drivers from Indiana roadways.

Trooper Lee is a 4-year veteran and has already made a significant impact on impaired driving enforcement, arresting 73 impaired drivers.

“Those numbers are impressive considering Trooper Lee has worked the dayshift for the last 14 months,” said Lieutenant Brian Bailey, Commander of the Evansville District.

Lieutenant Brian Bailey, Trooper Jordan Lee, and Captain Rob Priest

ISP says  National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) data shows nearly 30 people die every day across the United States in drunk driving crashes. That staggering number averages one preventable death every 50 minutes, making the efforts of Trooper Lee even more commendable. 

Trooper Lee is also a certified Drug Recognition Expert. “Trooper Lee’s enforcement efforts are definitely making our roadways safer,” said Bailey.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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