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Police Targeting Speed Demons

(La Porte, IN) - The hammer is dropping on speeding drivers in the City of La Porte.


La Porte Police Chief Paul Brettin said more officers are monitoring traffic in response to a lot more complaints recently from citizens about speeding vehicles. The effort also stems from increased motor vehicle collisions in the city.


“We want to get the word out that we’re not going to tolerate this speed,” Brettin said.

For now, Brettin said extra officers would be working patrols one or two days a week throughout the summer and probably into the fall to try and slow down motorists.


More officers will be in heavy traffic areas, such as Lincolnway, Indiana Avenue, and Pine Lake Avenue, along with other locations where the most complaints from residents are being made.


“It’s summer. There’s kids out. The parks are busy. We got to keep people safe,” Brettin said.

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