Side view of an Indiana State Police car
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When Police Could Pull You Over

STATEWIDE — If you have to go out during the stay-at-home order, police want you to know they will not be stopping cars to strictly check if they are violating the order.

John Perrine, with the Indiana State Police, said that if they pulled someone over it would be for an extreme circumstance. He says an extreme circumstance may mean someone who recklessly, purposely, and knowingly violates the order.

“Hopefully, we will use that opportunity to educate,” said Perrine. “We’re hoping people will stay home for the greater good, not out of the fear of getting a ticket.”

He said their goal is not to go out and actively search for people violating the order.

ISP Superintendent Doug Carter said that while law enforcement officers have a lot of authority given to them, he says they will be using discretion with any enforcement during this time.

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