Ohio News – Multi-state OVI enforcement increases arrests from previous years

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 399 OVI arrests during the latest 6-State Trooper Project, focused on removing impaired motorists to make safer roadways. This is an 81 percent increase from the same 3-day initiative in 2013, and a 40 percent increase from 2014.

The high-visibility enforcement began Friday, December 4 and ended Sunday, December 6. It included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police. In total, 796 OVI arrests were made across the six states.

“This past weekend marked the end of year three of our highly successful 6-State Trooper Project,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. “We are committed to working with our neighboring states for effective and meaningful change on our roadways.”

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.