LIMA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol worked in cooperation with nearly 30 other law enforcement agencies throughout northwest Ohio in “Lights for Lives,” an enforcement campaign that ran from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Thursday in 12 counties, including Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties. The goal was to enforce traffic laws while also ensuring that unsafe drivers were kept off area roadways leading up to Thanksgiving.
During the 48-hour operation, 2,086 vehicles were stopped in the 12-county area, resulting in 921 citations. In addition, 43 impaired drivers were removed from the area’s roadways. Agencies also reported handling 72 property damage crashes and 18 injury crashes.
One crash resulting in a fatality was reported in Van Wert County during the operation.