Greencastle Police Department arrested eight people for driving under the influence during the Labor Day statewide crackdown impaired driving. They also issued 96 tickets during the blitz.
"We take drinking and driving very seriously in Greencastle. We have zero tolerance for drinking and driving," stated Detective Michael Collins of the GPD.
Law enforcement used roving saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints in an effort to remove impaired drivers from Hoosier roadways.
The department joined approximately 250 law enforcement agencies statewide to participate in the "Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest" crackdown. Organized by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that focuses on combining high-visibility/enforcement with heightened public awareness through advertising and publicity.
The Governor's Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving, a division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, sponsored the campaign.