ISP conducts 100+ traffic stops with help from aircraft

Published: Dec. 10, 2017 at 12:10 PM EST
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Indiana State Police conducted a traffic blitz Friday with help from the air.

Indiana State Police say they issued more than 100 traffic citations and warnings along I-65 in Lake County with help from a Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane Friday morning. State Police Sergeant Lee Wright of the ISP Aviation Section piloted the aircraft equipped with technology to monitor vehicles below. He radioed troopers on the ground to stop drivers spotted not following the rules.

The plane also aided in several truck inspections, an accident investigation and two criminal arrests -- all within a five-hour window.

Police say this exercise is just the first of what will be an ongoing statewide effort using aircraft for traffic enforcement.