Increase in targeted patrols and a new ride sharing initiative in line for this weekend

Troopers with the Indiana State Police will be conducting targeted patrols over the next few days to combat an expected increase in impaired and dangerous driving behavior.

Increased patrols will take place from Wednesday through Saturday in preparation of more impaired driving during both St. Patrick's Day and the first two rounds of the college basketball tournament.

Troopers will be out in full force in an effort to keep our Indiana roadways safe and sober.

Hoosiers around the state are being asked to party safely and make responsible choices when it comes to your means of transportation.

If you become unfit to drive and do not have a designated driver, then the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute may have you covered. 

“Sober Ride Indiana” is a new pilot program which will reserve $15 ride credits for the first 10,000 combined Uber and Lyft rides in select Indiana cities which began Friday and will continue through April 5.

Credits from this initiative can only be redeemed between the hours of 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. through the listed dates by visiting here.

Motorists are always encouraged to report unsafe or impaired driving behavior simply by calling 911 when it is safe to do so.

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