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The Hammond Police Department recently participated in the nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" traffic safety campaign. During the course of this campaign, officers performed a sobriety checkpoint and roving DUI patrols. Officers made a total of 12 operating while intoxicated arrests and issued a total of 784 other citations for such things as speeding, driving while suspended, equipment violations, and seat belt violations. Thirteen criminal arrests were also made including arrests for possession of marijuana, and outstanding arrest warrants. Funding for this campaign was provided by NHTSA through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
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