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ISP's 'Operation Blue Light' nets big numbers

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Starting on June 4th Indiana Troopers from the Pendleton, Indianapolis and Putnamville Posts joined with the Ohio Highway Patrol in a joint saturation patrol along interstate 70.

Troopers say the project, known as Operation Blue Light, is aimed to reduce traffic fatalities and curtail criminal activity.

Indiana and Ohio Troopers are concentrating their efforts on I-70 from the Illinois border east to the West Virginia border looking for criminal activity and crash causing violations like following too closely, unsafe lane movement, excessive speed, and impaired drivers.

Troopers and Motor Carrier Inspectors from the ISP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will continue to work on I-70 doing safety inspections and checking for overweight trucks.

Below is a compilation of Indiana enforcement efforts during the month of June. 

Warnings Issued – 1916
Suspended Drivers - 145
Impaired Drivers – 32
Crashes Investigated – 94
Motorist Assists - 329
Criminal Arrests – 28 Felonies, including 12 Felony Drug Charges; 38 misdemeanors
Contraband Seized – Marijuana – 324 lbs. –Cocaine 2 gms – Meth 3 gms
– Ecstasy 3 gms – Synthetic K-2-20 lbs – Bathsalts 7.5 lbs – Hash 1 gm
Currency Seized - $167,853
Commercial Motor Vehicle Tickets – 96
Commercial Motor Vehicle's Inspected – 381 with 740 D.O.T. Violations Found

The "Operation Blue Light" enforcement project continues through August 31.

Indiana State Police says they remain committed to reducing the number of impaired driving crashes as well as all crashes.

Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911. Give a vehicle description, location, and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired driver. 

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