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For Immediate Release: December 2, 2014
Contact:  Lt. Craig Cvetan or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

6-State Trooper Project to emphasize impaired driving enforcement

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on OVI enforcement. The initiative will take place from Friday, December 5 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police.

There were 11,226 OVI-related crashes on Ohio roadways in 2013, killing 330 and injuring 6,843. OVI-related crashes accounted for 33 percent of all fatal crashes in Ohio. This is down from an average of 43 percent from the 2010 – 2012 time periods. 

“Driving impaired is a careless act that endangers countless citizens on our roadways and the Patrol has made it a priority to remove those drivers,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “Especially in this holiday season, we urge motorists to make good decisions and refrain from driving impaired.”

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.

 

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