The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department has announced the results of its Thanksgiving travel enforcement blitz. Robbie Amos, department spokesman, says that the 24-hour period resulted in deputies writing 97 tickets. The good news is that no arrests were made for drunk driving.
The reason for the blitz, says law-enforcement, is safety. During the holidays, more individuals and families are traveling on the roads. “The foundations of driving safe begin with important actions, such as wearing your seat belt and not driving intoxicated,” said Sheriff Gary Driver. “These actions and their messages extended well beyond the travel season and we will continue driving those messages home to drivers and passengers alike,” added the Sheriff.
Sheriff Driver says that this increased enforcement effort is an annual one, supported by funding from the federal government, distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department was one of more than 250 law enforcement agencies across the state to receive funding.