The Princeton Police Department said Monday that 155 tickets were issued and 11 arrests were made in Gibson County throughout March as a result of overtime patrols conducted during the month-long "March Enforcement Campaign".
Despite fewer drivers being on the road throughout 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials say the year was one of the highest years for traffic fatalities in the past decade.
That's why over 200 law enforcement agencies, including the Princeton Police Department, joined together to participate in the "March Enforcement Campaign," which allowed for a crackdown on dangerous and impaired driving through funds supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
"Driving impaired or dangerously has consequences," said Derek McGraw, Princeton Chief of Police. "You could get arrested, or worse, be involved in a traffic crash that causes serious injury or death. Don't wait until it's too late to change your behavior."
With warmer weather here and the NCAA tournament underway, the Princeton Police Department is encouraging drivers to stay safe by slowing down, avoiding distractions, and driving sober.
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