Springfield Police and Clark County deputies will do extra patrols for the next two weeks. Staff photo

Springfield police, deputies to up patrols looking for drunk drivers

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Springfield Police Division will begin extra patrols as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, starting Friday, Aug. 18, and lasting through Sept. 3.

The campaign will focus on the enforcement of impaired motor vehicles, speeding violations and seat belt violations. Police officers and deputies will enforce a zero tolerance policy for these violations, according to news releases.

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The overtime funds for the program were made available through a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.

Deputies will be providing added enforcement on the county roadways during the campaign.

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