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More Police Visibility Reducing Crashes

(LaPorte County, IN) - Traffic tickets issued by the La Porte County sheriff’s office last year

were up dramatically.

Sheriff John Boyd says close to 35 hundred citations were issued,

a 62 percent increase from previous year.

Boyd emphasized there were more than twice as many warning tickets

were issued, though.

The idea is correcting the behavior of drivers without giving issuing a fine in most cases

and increasing police visibility from those traffic stops to reduce accidents.

Boyd said there was a 64 percent drop in the number of alcohol related crashes handled by

the sheriff’s office in 2019.

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