The Chesterton Police Department continued to saturate State Road 49 between I-94 and the Indiana Toll Road in January.

Officers worked a total of 43 hours of extra patrols Jan. 1-31 as part of two different blitz campaigns, which were Click It to Live It; and Driving Under the Influence Taskforce.

Over the course of those 43 hours, officers made 104 traffic stops—or roughly 2.5 per hour—with the following results:

  • 19 citations (seatbelt violations, speeding, failure to stop, driving while suspended).
  • 97 warnings (speeding, equipment violations, etc.).
  • A felony charge of operating while intoxicated.
  • A misdemeanor charging of operating without ever receiving a driver’s license.
  • A misdemeanor charge of driving while suspended-prior.