The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is joining about 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization. From mid-August through Labor Day, police will be working overtime to arrest impaired drivers. Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols.
The annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign includes the Labor Day weekend, with thousands upon thousands of Hoosier families taking to their cars for end-of-summer barbecues, football games, lakes and pool parties. Sadly, it is also one of the deadliest times of year for impaired-driving deaths.
With all of today’s options for getting home safely, there’s no excuse for getting behind the wheel impaired as it endangers you and everyone else around you. 
Law enforcement recommends these safe alternatives to impaired driving:
-Designate, or be, a sober driver.
-Use public transportation.
-Call a cab or a ridesharing service.
-Download the SaferRide mobile app on the Android Play Store or the Apple iTunes Store. This app only has three options: call a taxi, call a friend, and identify your location for pickup.
If you see an impaired driver, turn off the road away from the vehicle and call 911. Signs of impaired driving include: 
-Weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center line, 
-Driving at a very slow speed,
-Braking erratically,
-Making wide turns, 
-Stopping without cause, 
-Responding slowly to traffic signals, 
-Driving after dark with headlights off,
-Closely missing an object or vehicle,
-Turning abruptly or illegally, and
-Driving on the wrong side of the road. 
 Drivers should also watch for impaired pedestrians who may not be paying attention to their surroundings.