(La Porte, IN) - Police are out in force to keep motorists safe during one of the deadliest times of the year for travelers. The La Porte City Police Department is beefing up patrols.
Officers working overtime to increase patrols are being paid with federal dollars under the nationwide "Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Police said officers will be out in force in La Porte until January 1st.
According to authorities, there were 285 drunk driving related fatalities across the country during the holidays in 2018. Here in Indiana, 11 people were killed in crashes during the holidays last year.
La Porte City Police said they will be looking for drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs along with seat belt violators.