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Labor Day Beefed Up Patrols Have Begun

(La Porte County, IN) - Labor Day weekend is coming up on September 6th, which means police will be cracking down on drinking and driving.


More officers will be assigned to patrol the roads over the next two weeks. The LaPorte City Police Department is among the agencies nationwide taking part in the effort. Police Chief Paul Brettin is asking drivers to plan ahead if they’re going to be out celebrating.


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, close to 30 people a day die in driving crashes nationwide. In Indiana, there were close to 900 traffic fatalities statewide last year, and 17-percent of those crashes were alcohol-related, according to the NHTSA. 

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