Patrol goal: Impaired driving enforcement


LIMA — Troopers from the Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol have removed 245 impaired drivers from local roadways this year. But there’s still more work to be done.

As part of the patrol’s ongoing effort to make Ohio’s roadways safer, troopers are continuing to focus on impaired driving enforcement. During the first five months of 2019, troopers have made more than 10,000 arrests statewide for impaired driving.

In 2018, there were 13,364 OVI-related crashes on Ohio roadways, killing 402 people and injuring 7,811 others. During that same period, troopers removed more than 26,600 impaired drivers from Ohio roadways.

“We can’t fight the battle against impaired driving on our own — we need your commitment to make our roads safe,” said Lt. Tim Grigsby, commander of the Lima patrol post. “Everyone can help make our roads safer by planning ahead, designating a sober driver and insisting that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up.”

Grigsby asks the public to call #677 to report impaired drivers, drug activity or stranded motorists.

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