Over a 25-day period, Kokomo Police Department issued 82 traffic citations and made four arrests as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.
About 230 Indiana law-enforcement agencies joined thousands nationwide to increase roving patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
“Highly visible, data-driven traffic enforcement has been proven to deter impaired driving,” said Captain Tonda Cockrell. “Our commitment to enforcing the law and saving lives continues throughout the year.”
In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to one year.
Getting arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) means going to jail and the driver losing their driver’s license. The average cost is about $10,000, including car towing and repairs, attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, and other expenses. For more information, visit https://nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving.