LIMA — Three area law enforcement agencies recently completed a two-week enforcement effort on the west side of Lima and Allen County.
According to a press release issued by Lt. Tim Grigsby, commander of the Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, from Aug. 16 to 30 the Lima Police Department, Allen County Sheriff’s Office and the patrol worked to address dangerous driving behaviors in the area that included North Cable Road, Elida Road, Allentown Road and Market Street.
The enforcement effort resulted in more than 200 citations for excessive speed, reckless operation and failing to yield. Twenty drivers were cited for operating a vehicle without a valid license. Several impaired driver and illegal drug arrests were made as well. More than 120 drivers were issued warnings for minor traffic violations.
Grigsby said the purpose of the patrols was to target driving behaviors related to crash-causing violations and to reduce the likelihood of serious injury crashes in the area. The agencies handled nearly 20 crashes in the area during the detail, none of which contained serious injury.
The inter-agency collaborative effort is the first of several planned enforcement and educational events aimed at reducing life altering traffic crashes in the county, Grigsby said.