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For Immediate Release: February 25, 2014
Contact: S/Lt. Anne Ralston or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

6-State Trooper Project enforcement effort a success

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project for a high-visibility enforcement effort focused on crash causing violations from February 21, at 12:01 a.m. through February 23, at 11:59 p.m.  Troopers targeted safety belt, aggressive driving and OVI- related violations along the Interstate 75 corridor.  The initiative included members of the Michigan State Police, Kentucky State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

During the effort, officers in all three states handed out 2,086 speed citations, 332 safety belt violations and arrested 86 impaired drivers. Of those, troopers in Ohio contributed 796 speed citations, 90 safety belt violations and 16 impaired driving arrests.

“Multi-state partnerships like this one, illustrate the true value of working together to make each respective state a safer place to live, work and travel,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride. “But we still have work to do – there are far too many people losing their lives on our roadways.”

The 6-State Trooper Project includes the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Indiana State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Michigan State Police.

This multi-state law enforcement partnership is 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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