For Immediate Release: February 17, 2017
Contact: Lieutenant Robert Sellers (614) 752-2792
6-State Trooper Project to focus on I-75
COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on speed, safety belts and OVI enforcement along Interstate 75. The initiative will take place from Friday, February 17 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, February 19 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
There were 14,420 OVI-related crashes on Ohio’s roadways in 2016, killing 423 and injuring 8,785. OVI-related crashes accounted for 37 percent of all fatal crashes in Ohio.
“Our troopers look beyond the plate for violations that can cause fatal crashes, including speed, safety belt and OVI,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “The goal is for every motorist in Ohio and our neighboring states to get home safely.”
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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