COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on speed, safety belt and OVI enforcement along Interstate 75. The initiative will take place from Friday, February 20 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, February 22 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol.
There were 13,628 OVI-related crashes on Ohio roadways in 2014, killing 340 and injuring 7,959. OVI-related crashes accounted for 34 percent of all fatal crashes in Ohio. This is the same percentage as 2013 but far below the 2011–2013 average of 40 percent.
“We value these collaborative efforts to keep our roadways safe for travel,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “I want all motorists in Ohio, as well as surrounding states, to get home safely after every drive.”
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.