Extra deputies to patrol roads over holiday weekend

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers says that there will be extra deputies on patrol over the holiday weekend, cracking down on seat belt violations and drunk driving.

Myers said that if you have consumed alcohol this weekend, you should not get behind the wheel. While a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 percent is legally impaired in Indiana, Myers says that alcohol can start to affect your senses after only one drink. He said it’s not worth the risk of putting yourself and others in danger.

Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane says that seat belts are the number one safety device in your vehicle. And deputies will be out enforcing seat belt laws and educating the public on their importance.