Ind. impaired driving blitz nets 100s of arrests

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A statewide police crackdown on unlawful driving in Indiana between March 5 and March 21 led to about 475 alcohol-related arrests.

Law enforcement officers logged more than 9,000 hours of overtime during the effort aimed at impaired, unrestrained and aggressive driving.

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute says about 12,000 citations were issued for violations that included failure to use seat belts, speeding, red-light running.

More than 500 criminal arrests were made for various offenses such as illegal drug possession, outstanding warrants, and felony DUI. There were 424 criminal misdemeanor arrests made.

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