Sheriff praises crackdown on impaired driving

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is calling last month’s blitz on dangerous and impaired driving a success.

The department reports that 91 tickets were written and five arrests made in Bartholomew County during the 24-day enforcement effort.

Sheriff Matt Myers said dangerous and impaired driving leads to deaths. He said putting deputies out in full patrol is a key in getting rid of unsafe drivers.

March’s extra enforcement efforts¬†were made possible by¬†federal highway safety funding distributed by The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to more than 250 participating Indiana law enforcement agencies.