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Extra Patrols Ringing In the New Year

(La Porte County, IN) - Police will be out in force during the upcoming New Year’s holiday weekend.


La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd is asking people not to drive impaired.  Boyd said over 380 traffic related fatalities are predicted nationwide during the holiday weekend, which begins Thursday.  He said the goal for the extra patrol officers from his department working the roads is making sure no fatalities occur in La Porte County.  “We’re going to do our best,” he said.


Boyd is urging people consuming alcohol as part of their celebration to use a designated driver, or if they’re gathering at someone’s residence to stay there until sober before driving home.


He doesn’t anticipate as much travel to and from bars due to COVID-19 restrictions but feels traveling to and from parties elsewhere could be just as high.

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