ISP Fort Wayne Post releases results of impaired driving patrols

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police troopers with the Fort Wayne Post have spent recent weekends on patrol to help combat impaired driving.

This week they released the results of ‘saturated patrols.’

ISP put out the following:

Over the past three weekends this month, State Troopers from the Fort Wayne Post have been conducting saturation patrols across the greater Fort Wayne region with a primary focus on impaired driving interdiction and overall traffic safety. These targeted patrols were worked each Friday and Saturday night when impaired driving is typically more common.

Troopers schedules were changed from their normal days off as well as an adjustment in shift hours in order to have an increased number of troopers working during the targeted night patrol timeframes.

The following numbers are a snapshot of the overall productivity of those patrols:

467 traffic stops
241 traffic tickets issued
438 warnings were issued
9 arrests for Operating While Intoxicated / 2 felony violations
2 fugitive apprehensions
31 criminal arrests
17 arrests for Possession of Marijuana and/or other drug arrests
2 arrests for Operator(s) Never Licensed
20 seatbelt violations
2 child restraint violations
7 semi-truck arrests / inspections
2 vehicle crashes investigated
The Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post would like to remind all Hoosiers to help take an active approach to making our roadways safer. Drivers are encouraged to report all suspected impaired drivers, reckless driving behavior, or any suspected criminal activity by calling 911, when safe to do so.

*All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.