LIMA — Nearly 30 law enforcement agencies — including some from Allen, Putnam, Hancock, Hardin and Van Wert counties — participated recently in the sixth annual “Light for Lives.”
The event is a cooperative enforcement campaign that took place from midnight Tuesday through midnight Thursday to kick off the holiday driving season.
According to a spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the event was a successful one. During the 48-hour period, no lives were lost in traffic crashes in Northwest Ohio. Officers stopped more than 2,000 vehicles and issued nearly 1,000 citations during the two-day event, while removing 39 impaired drivers from the roadway.
There were also more than 75 criminal arrests, including 30 which involved drugs, during the event, according to the patrol spokesman.
Other participating counties included Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams and Wood counties.