VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vigo County Sheriff's Department says it’s going to crack down on intoxicated drivers.
According to the US Department of Justice, nationally, police arrest 139 drunk drivers every hour.
Law enforcement made the announcement today at the Vigo County Sheriff's Department authorities will begin pulling over impaired drivers Friday.
The increased patrols will last through Labor Day. Authorities say simply -- drive sober or get pulled over.
“The most important thing is don't drink and drive. If you're going to have fun and going to have a couple of drinks find a friend or call a cab. Don't get behind the wheel of that car,” said Vigo County Sheriff, Greg Ewing.
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