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  For Immediate Release:November 30, 2016
Contact: Sergeant Anthony Pearcy (614) 752-2792

Patrol participating in multi-state OVI enforcement

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on OVI enforcement from Friday, December 2 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, December 4 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.

So far in 2016, OSHP troopers have made 23,333 OVI arrests.

“Troopers take impaired driving seriously. We want all motorists to get home safely, and we will enforce impaired driving laws to get dangerous drivers off the roads,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “Motorists, remember that all OVI-related crashes are preventable. Be a part of the solution by pledging to always drive sober and encouraging others to do the same.”

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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