Drunk driving is a serious problem in Evansville. Reports have shown that the city’s number of traffic-related fatalities is nearly the same as the number of deaths associated with violent crime.
To reduce the chances of motorists suffering an Evansville DUI Injury, the federal government has provided funding to local law enforcement agencies so that they can increase their manpower.
A story from WFIE 14 News explains a federal grant will fund the Evansville Police Department and the Vanderburgh County Sherriff’s Department’s efforts to put as many as five extra officers on evening patrols. These officers will focus on stopping and checking potentially impaired drivers, allowing other officers to focus on responding to emergency calls.
The funds also allowed a sobriety checkpoint to be set up last weekend that took two impaired drivers off the road and helped law enforcement cite four other motorists for separate violations.
At Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers, our team of Evansville personal injury lawyers has seen the devastating results caused by drunk driving. That’s why we’re hopeful the efforts being made to keep intoxicated drivers off of our roads are effective.