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Police Say They Are Ready For The Return Of Diesel Extravaganza

Indiana State Police say that they and other law enforcement agencies will be out in force this coming weekend for the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza at the Vigo County Fairgrounds. 

Thousands are expected to attend the event featuring just about anything that uses diesel power. 

The ISP says that they along with Vigo County Sheriff’s Office, and the Terre Haute Police Department will be out and working vigorously around the clock to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians. 

This event also falls within the statewide federally funded Operation Pull Over Blitz 76 currently underway. 

State, County, and Local officers will be targeting dangerous and impaired driving, any and all alcohol related violations, including underage drinking, passenger restraint violations, noise violations, passengers riding in the cargo area of the pickups and the “excessive smoke” statute. ISP will have 55 officers out patrolling in marked and unmarked patrol cars, Ford Mustangs, patrol pickups, and Harley Davidson motorcycles. 

During the 2012 event, ISP troopers arrested 27 drivers for DUI, issued 755 traffic citations, and made 33 criminal arrests.

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