HAMMOND | Friends: Thanksgiving Eve (sometimes referred to as Black Wednesday or blackout Wednesday) has replaced New Year’s Eve as biggest drinking night of the year. Thanksgiving is also the most traveled holiday period and many of those travelers are in cars. This creates a very dangerous mix.
Police say local jails are preparing Thanksgiving dinners for drunken drivers celebrating Blackout Wednesday.
VALPARAISO | A judge agreed Tuesday to consider a request to relocate a prison inmate from Indianapolis to Northwest Indiana to allow her be closer to her family and dying husband.
CHESTERTON | A 25-year-old Michigan City woman was charged with drunken driving after police said she caused a head-on collision on U.S. 20 early Saturday morning.
PORTAGE | A Lake Station man told police early Tuesday morning that he decided to have one more outing before he headed to a rehabilitation center later in the day.
LAKE STATION | A recent national police crackdown aimed at impaired driving and motorcycle riding proved a success, police Lt. John McDaniel said.
VALPARAISO | A 30-year-old Valparaiso man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on numerous charges, including drunken driving, after leaving the scene of an accident at a high rate of speed, according to police.
Alcohol and water don't mix well, at least when the water isn't in a glass. Yet drunken boating continues to be a problem.
LAKE STATION | Lake Station police will be taking part in the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starting Friday and ending Sept. 2.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Police Department will participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from Friday to Sept. 2.
UNION TOWNSHIP | A Crown Point woman faces drunken driving charges after her car became stuck on railroad tracks along Porter-Lake County Line Road and was struck by a train after she exited the vehicle.
INDIANAPOLIS | A dime-size hole showing a bit of white light through an otherwise functional red vehicle tail lamp does not justify a police stop, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
UNION TOWNSHIP | A 48-year-old Union Township man was in stable condition Thursday at Porter Regional Hospital and faces drunken driving charges after police said he fled from them a day earlier on U.S. 30 and crashed his motorcycle.
Two underclassmen arrested outside commencement
The National Transportation Safety Board recently recommended states lower their blood-alcohol concentration levels for drunken driving from .08 to .05.
CHESTERTON | A Portage woman is facing multiple charges after police said she drove drunk with her two small children in the back seat of her car.
PORTAGE | A Portage woman was arrested Friday night after police said she picked up two boys at the local Little League field and drove away drunk.
More than 1,500 Porter County students were given the opportunity to experience the hazards of impaired driving in recent weeks.
One of the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations for decreasing the number of traffic fatalities seems dead on arrival in the Indiana General Assembly. But that shouldn't stop the state from following up on another suggestion.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's federal-phobic Legislature likely won't follow a national safety panel's recommendation that states reduce their drunken driving limits to 0.05 blood alcohol content from 0.08.
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