Clark County Sheriff’s Office putting more deputies on the road through Labor Day weekend

Clark County sheriff’s deputies to focus on impaired drivers during Drive Sober campaign. BROOKE SPURLOCK/STAFF

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Clark County sheriff’s deputies to focus on impaired drivers during Drive Sober campaign. BROOKE SPURLOCK/STAFF

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will be placing additional deputies on county roads as they kick off a campaign Friday that is focused on removing impaired drivers, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will run from Friday, Aug. 21 through Sept. 7.

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The additional deputies are made possible from overtime funds available with a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.

“The grant will provide 128 additional hours of traffic enforcement on the county roadways for this national campaign,” the release stated.

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Deputies will have a zero-tolerance policy for violations such as impaired operations of motor vehicles, speeding violations and seat belt enforcement.

“Sheriff Deb Burchett reminds all motorists not to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence and to always wear your seat belt while operating or as a passenger in a motor vehicle,” the release stated.

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