Sheriff, police to increase patrols around St. Patrick’s Day

From March 4 through March 27, police officers will conduct high-visibility patrols to identify aggressive and drunk drivers.

The increased enforcement is supported by federal funding from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. More than 10 Nashville Police Department officers and Brown County Sheriff’s Department deputies will work overtime to conduct patrols and checkpoints.

The Brown County Traffic Safety Partnership and ICJI offer these tips:

  • Before the celebration begins, plan a safe way home.
  • Do not drive impaired.
  • If you do drink, use a taxi, public transportation, ride sharing service or designate a sober friend or family member and give them your keys.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.
  • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride impaired, take their keys and help make arrangements to get them home safely.