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For Immediate Release: August 27, 2015
Contact: Lt. Craig Cvetan or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

Patrol participating in challenge along I-80 and I-35

Remember to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will team up with law enforcement from border to border for the I-80/I-35 Challenge, stretching from California to New Jersey and Texas to Minnesota. The initiative begins Friday, August 28 and ends Sunday, August 30.

OSHP will join forces with local law enforcement to focus on the portion of I-80 in Ohio, which includes the Ohio Turnpike, with a goal of zero fatalities during the effort. OSHP will also work to reduce serious injury crashes and apprehend drivers who use the interstate system for criminal activity.

“We all share the responsibility of making our roadways safer places to travel,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. “Troopers do their part by removing dangerous drivers from roadways, and we ask the public to do their part by obeying traffic laws and never driving impaired or distracted.”

This high visibility initiative is led by the Iowa State Patrol and was planned to coincide with the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. It is supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and all 16 patrol agencies with responsibilities along these roads.

The public is encouraged to dial #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers and drug activity.


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