Increased police patrols will be out this 4th of July

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana State Police are taking extra measures to make sure roads are safe this July 4th.

They are participating in Operation Care, or Combined Accident Reduction Effort, as well as DU-IEP. That stands for Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Project.

Both are federally-funded programs, allowing extra troopers to patrol the highways.

During last year’s holiday, there were 1,623 crashes resulting in 396 injuries and six fatalities.

State troopers say they are keeping an eye out for drivers who may not be following the rules of the road.

“We’ll be, number one, looking for aggressive drivers. We’ll be looking for intoxicated drivers,” says Sgt. Matt Ames. “We’re also looking for speeding.”

If you see an impaired or aggressive driver, call 911.

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