Police Continue Effort To Stop Impaired Drivers

February 25, 2014
By

Local law enforcement will conduct extra patrols beginning this weekend in an effort to curb drunk and dangerous driving.

Authorities in Batesville and the Franklin County Sheriffs Department announced that it will join more than 250 agencies across the Hoosier state in an initiative to crack down on impaired drivers. The Indiana State Police will also be involved in the effort.

The increased patrols begin February 28 and run through March 23, encompassing St. Patrick’s Day and sporting events such as March Madness.

“We will have a strong and visible police presence aimed at deterring dangerous driving and getting impaired drivers off the street,” said Lt. Doug Wolfer of the Batesville Police Department. “If you plan to drink alcohol – don’t drive. Designate a sober driver.”

Police suggest these tips to ensure that you and other vehicles on the roadway make it home safe:

  • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local police.
  • If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take the keys and help that person make other arrangements to get to where he or she is going safely.
Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Aug
1
Sat
11:00 am 4th Annual Batesville Bash @ Downtown Village Green
4th Annual Batesville Bash @ Downtown Village Green
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
The 4th Annual Batesville Bash will be held on Friday, July 31 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, August 1 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Friday’s festivities will include the following: Sidewalk Sales Days throughout Batesville Rummage Sale at Batesville Area Historical Society Saturday’s festivities will include the following in the Downtown Village Green: Food, games, vendors, music Evening entertainment by The Belairs from 8 – 11 pm Chamber Car Cruise-In  from 3 – 6 pm Firemen’s Beer Garden from 5 – 11 pm
5:00 pm Christine Kersey Breast Cancer B... @ American Legion Post #77
Christine Kersey Breast Cancer B... @ American Legion Post #77
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Family & Friends of Christine Kersey are hosting a Breast Cancer Benefit on August 1st at the American Legion Post 77 in Brookville Indiana from 5:00 pm to midnight. Rodney Peters has agreed to DJ for us!! So bring your dancing shoes! Join the Corn hole tournament, bid on items in the silent auction and more. The Facebook Event site: Benefit for Christine Kersey, is receiving a lot of support and offers to help. THANK YOU!!! Check back often for updates and more information.
7:00 pm Gospel Singing featuring Joyce Igo @ Negangard's Corner Freewill Baptist Church
Gospel Singing featuring Joyce Igo @ Negangard's Corner Freewill Baptist Church
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm
Gospel singing featuring Joyce Igo will be held at Negangard’s Corner Freewill Baptist Church on August 1 at 7 pm. Come out and join in on this memorable event!

View Calendar