OSHP Cracking Down On Impaired Drivers

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging people to celebrate responsibly over the 4th of July weekend, and that involves not drinking and driving.

The highway patrol says it will be highly visible and cracking down on impaired drivers over the holiday weekend.

The patrol’s zero-tolerance policy is part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign aimed at removing impaired drivers from the roadways.

During last years 4th of July reporting period from July 3 through July 7, 17 people were killed in 16 crashes.

Seven crashes and seven fatalities involved alcohol and/or drugs.

The patrol recorded 712 OVI arrests during the reporting period.

Drivers are encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers, drug activity or stranded motorists.