EPD Announces Increased Patrols Ahead Of Labor Day

Aug 10, 2018

EPD Lieutenant Paul Kirby holds a press conference with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office.
Credit Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The Evansville Police Department (EPD) will step up patrols from now through Labor Day. 

Lieutenant Paul Kirby said Labor Day weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year for accidents caused by impaired drivers.

The EPD wants to remind potential drunk drivers to have a designated driver, use public transportation, or take a cab.

Kirby said police will be on the roads. "Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols, and saturation patrols," he said at a joint press conference of the EPD and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office.

These patrols are part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Money for the program comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state have participated in the campaign for more than 20 years.