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Alcohol Related Crashes Skyrocket

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police investigated a lot more alcohol related motor vehicle crashes last year.  According to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, there were 75 crashes related to alcohol in 2020 compared to 24 the previous year.


Despite the huge increase, police said the total number of motor vehicle crashes was down eight- percent.  According to police, there was also a four percent reduction in violent crimes handled by the sheriff's office.   There were three homicides investigated by the sheriff’s office last year, the same amount as 2019.


"This year’s annual report year reveals some major reductions in certain areas of major crimes, such as robberies and burglaries. However, just as there were some reductions, there were also increases in certain statistical areas,” said Sheriff John Boyd.

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