LIMA — Law enforcement officers and others gathered with heavy hearts Friday, hoping their message about the dangers of impaired driving would help save someone’s life this holiday season.
The annual kickoff of the Tie One on for Safety Red Ribbon week also included a brick being planted in the “Memorial Garden” of Crime Victim Services in memory of Christopher Blosser, a Shawnee High School student who was the victim of an impaired-driving crash.
Tie One on For Safety is a program sponsored by Mothers Against Drunken Driving. Motorists are encouraged to tie a ribbon to their vehicles as a pledge to be safe on the roadways and to buckle their seat belts.
Law enforcement officers noted they will be out in full force during the Thanksgiving holiday to crack down on impaired driving. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled an extra 64 hours of overtime to step up enforcement from Nov. 22 through Dec. 1.