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Police and fire

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Police plan March Madness DWI blitz

The Indiana State Police announced Monday that “just as basketball is stirring up a great deal of activity this March, more than 250 Indiana law enforcement agencies are planning to launch action of their own.”

Operation Pull Over begins Friday and ends March 23, targeting impaired and dangerous driving.

Saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints are planned throughout the state.

During the same period in 2013 – Feb. 28 through March 23 – the state police said there were a total of 388 crashes on Hoosier roadways where alcohol and/or illegal drugs were a contributing circumstance. Of those, 114 involved injury with 158 people injured and four crashes involved fatalities killing four.

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