DATE: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
SUBJECT: Memorial Day Weekend Activity
RELEASE NUMBER: 2014-NR-041
CONTACT: Sheriff Dave Wedding
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office investigated ten (10) motor vehicle crashes over the holiday weekend. In three (3) separate crashes, motorcyclists were ejected after leaving the roadway and colliding with an object. One rider was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to his injuries. Two (2) “Hit and Run” crashes resulting in damage to parked vehicles were also investigated.
Area law enforcement arrested eight (8) people over the extended weekend on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated. A Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer booked one person on charges of Boating while Intoxicated.
Deputies detailed to work Memorial Day weekend Operation Pull Over enforcement issued over 25 citations for Seat Belt violations.