Extra state troopers to be on patrol during holiday weekend

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GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Extra Indiana State Police troopers will be patrolling the streets July 1 through July 5 as a part of two federally funded programs, Sgt. Matt Ames said Thursday in a news release.

In an attempt to promote safe driving over the holiday weekend, officers from ISP’s Putnamville Post will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and DUIEP (Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Project). These two federally funded projects allow the extra officers to put an emphasis on distracted and impaired driving.

Throughout Indiana in 2020 from July 1 through July 5, there were 2,345 crashes that resulted in 425 injuries and 13 fatalities, according to the release. To report dangerous or distracted driving, call 911 and give a vehicle description and location.

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