BREAKING NEWS West Lafayette City Councilor Norris Wang dies over weekend Full Story

Drivers be cautious: Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office increasing patrol for New Years

Across the nation, car crashes increase by 70% from 6 p.m. New Years Eve to 6 a.m. New Years Day. Local officers will be targeting drivers violating road laws.

Posted: Dec 31, 2018 12:10 AM
Updated: Dec 31, 2018 12:16 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Highway Patrol in Tippecanoe County is increasing for the holiday.

Tippecanoe County Lieutenant Jon Lendermon said their goal isn't to give tickets but to keep people safe.

Across the nation, car crashes increase by 70% from 6 p.m. New Years Eve to 6 a.m. New Years Day.

Local officers will be targeting drivers violating road laws.

Lt. Lendermon said it's best to set a plan on how you'll get home before going out to drink.

He and other officers will stop anyone following drunken driving behaviors.

“We want to determine if someone has been drinking and we're not necessarily just hunting but we're looking for specific driving behaviors,” said Lendermon. “Left of center, speeding, driving without headlights, driving the wrong way in a one way.”

Lt. Lendermon said despite a common belief that officers have to meet a ticket quota, they pulling people over in hopes to prevent other drivers from potential danger.

“You have someone alongside the road pulled over for an offense that seemingly minor to them, it could mean everything to someone else and so we want to be diligent in making sure that we're helping everyone be safe,” said Lendermon.

Making sure everyone makes it into the new year safe is their number one priority.

Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 27°
Kokomo
Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 16°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
23° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 16°
Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 27°
Danville
Partly Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 27°
Frankfort
Mostly Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 18°
Frankfort
Mostly Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 18°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
23° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 16°
Monticello
Mostly Cloudy
22° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 14°
Logansport
Cloudy
23° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 23°
More more snow showers ahead....
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 590211

Reported Deaths: 9310
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion815581297
Lake44306666
Allen31919541
Hamilton28371304
St. Joseph26766371
Elkhart24098341
Vanderburgh18643213
Tippecanoe17422121
Johnson14496284
Porter14399160
Hendricks13870241
Madison10561212
Vigo10483171
Clark10240130
Monroe9076108
Delaware8836132
LaPorte8771155
Howard7897138
Kosciusko787277
Warrick643890
Hancock638797
Bartholomew626694
Floyd6150105
Wayne5933157
Grant5818110
Dubois544372
Boone534367
Morgan516291
Marshall494184
Henry493664
Cass471760
Noble460557
Dearborn458444
Jackson414745
Shelby402179
Lawrence380575
Clinton364539
Gibson356556
DeKalb337363
Montgomery334851
Harrison328542
Knox327839
Miami309843
Steuben306340
Adams295235
Whitley294125
Wabash293045
Ripley292345
Putnam284847
Huntington283557
Jasper282433
White267538
Daviess261672
Jefferson250738
Fayette242348
Decatur242182
Greene233360
Posey232326
Wells229447
LaGrange224161
Clay217932
Scott216937
Randolph208340
Jennings192535
Sullivan189031
Spencer181917
Fountain179725
Washington177118
Starke171341
Jay162821
Owen159537
Fulton159229
Carroll152115
Orange151433
Rush149918
Perry147227
Vermillion144933
Franklin143433
Parke12908
Tipton128232
Pike113625
Blackford107522
Pulaski95237
Newton89421
Brown85530
Benton84310
Crawford7579
Martin70013
Warren6587
Switzerland6205
Union6113
Ohio4677
Unassigned0374

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events