ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - Local police held a news conference Thursday on drunk driving and this was their message: Drive sober, or get pulled over.
The St. Joseph County traffic partnership, made up of local law enforcement, has received a grant to increase traffic safety enforcement.
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will run until Sept. 1, and will bring an increase in police presence.
Lance Grubbs, from the Northeast Region Law Enforcement Liaison, says, "They're going to be out there... there's a lot of unmarked cars. They're going to be doing sobriety checkpoints and they're also going to have saturation patrols, wolf packs if you might. Those officers are going to be out there looking for drunk drivers and getting them off the road."
The grant comes from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, and is intended to stop and remove impaired and dangerous drivers.
Last year, two fatalities were alcohol related in St. Joseph County.
That is a significant decrease from previous years.