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The Lake County Traffic Safety Partnership will be conducting high visibility enforcement patrols concentrating on impaired driving in November.

Officers will focus their efforts on and look for indicators generally associated with impaired driving.

The Lake County Traffic Safety Partnership will be using increased patrols and media releases to discourage people from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated and. Authorities suggest that people find an alternative way home, such as using a designated driver, calling a taxi, or using another transportation service.

Also, the Lake County TSP encourages all drivers and passengers to buckle up while a vehicle is operated upon a roadway.

Officers will be issuing verbal and written warnings, citations and summonses, and arresting individuals found to be operating while intoxicated. Officers ask that drivers please exercise care and good judgment when operating a motor vehicle.

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Carmen is an award-winning journalist who has worked at The Times newspaper for 20 years. Before that she also had stints at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., The Post-Tribune and The News Dispatch in Michigan City.