Law enforcement agencies encourage safe driving on July 4

LIMA — The Allen County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies announced they will be heavily enforcing Ohio’s impaired driving laws on Wednesday.

In Allen County during 2017, 11 people died in fatal crashes. Five (45.5 percent) of those people died due to an impaired driver, while 66 people were injured, according to a news release.

Agencies ask those who are intoxicated to choose a non-drinking designated driver, take a taxi or spend the night where the event is held. Reporting impaired drivers is appreciated.

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