Extra troopers on hand in southern Indiana looking to catch lawbreakers this holiday weekend
As drivers hit the roads over the holiday weekend, police officers are keeping a close watch.
SELLERSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) -- As drivers hit the roads over the holiday weekend, police officers are keeping a close watch.
Indiana State Police have additional troopers working overtime as part of a statewide campaign.
Troopers are looking for speeding, aggressive driving and people not wearing their seatbelts. Some are assigned with a focus on tracking down drunk drivers.
Trooper Dennis McCutcheon, with the ISP post in Sellersburg, said the goal is to keep people safe so they can enjoy the holiday weekend.
ISP troopers have several tools available for patrols, and can even clock drivers speeding from the air.
“They can come out and fly over the interstate. They may do it in a different district. They could call us and say it's gonna happen down here," McCutcheon said.
On Wednesday, troopers flew over the western part of the state near Putnamville. Over a six hours period, ISP issued 38 tickets and 22 warnings.
ISP plans to keep deploying air patrols across Indiana to look for speeders.
The seat belt enforcement campaign runs past the holiday weekend through June 3.
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