Last Updated on December 13, 2015 by cassnetwork

The Logansport Police Department announced the completion of increased enforcement during the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday travel period. During the 24 day enforcement period, 26 tickets were written, 119 warnings issued, and 1 arrest was made for driving while intoxicated within the City of Logansport.

“Driving sober and wearing your seatbelt are keys to safe driving,” said Detective Joe Nies. “Even beyond the holiday travel season, we will continue to spread awareness on the ways in which we can prevent accident, injury, and death on our Indiana roadways.”

In addition, officers made 4 drug arrests, 2 arrests for Operator Never Licensed and 1 arrest for Driving While Suspended.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on average, more than 10,000 people die on U.S. roadways, due to intoxicated driving. When it comes to buckling up, in 2012 alone, statistics show seat belts saved an estimated 12,174 lives nationwide. In Indiana, in 2014, seat belt usage in passenger cars was 90.2 percent.

“Increasing education and enforcement on such important topics as keeping our roadways safe would not be possible without the dedication of officers across our state working thousands of overtime hours day and night enforcing Indiana traffic laws,” said ICJI Director Dave Murtaugh. “I am grateful these men and women, and for all our partners, who work diligently to keep our communities safe.”

Increased enforcement during the Thanksgiving Holiday period is an annual statewide effort supported by federal highway safety funding. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute distributes funding to more than 250 participating Indiana law enforcement agencies.

To learn more about Logansport Police Department, please visit: www.cityoflogansport.org.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Police Department