Patrol blitz set for weekend

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – State patrols across six states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania, will be out in full force this weekend in a joint effort to crack down on impaired and aggressive drivers.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Michigan targeting safety belt, aggressive driving, and OVI related violations along the Interstate 75 corridor.

“The Ohio State Highway Patrol takes the crime of impaired driving seriously,” explained Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “Impaired driving is a crime that puts innocent people’s lives in danger.”

Extra patrols will out beginning at midnight on Friday to midnight Sunday.

Fatal crashes on the heavily traveled interstate have declined 39 percent since 2011. Troopers credit increased awareness and initiatives such as patrol blitzes for the decrease.

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