Officers increasing patrols for drunken drivers

From March 3 to 26, 10 officers from the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Nashville Police Department will work overtime conducting patrols to identify drivers who are driving aggressively or under the influence, according to a press release by Nashville Police Assistant Chief Tim True.

“If we do see you driving dangerously or impaired, we will pull you over,” True said.

This increased enforcement during March is part of a statewide effort.

The Brown County Traffic Safety Partnership and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute are also sharing tips to keep drivers and passengers safe:

  • Before the celebration begins, plan a safe way home. Do not drive impaired.
  • If you do drink, use a taxi, public transportation, ridesharing 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.