As part of the State Highway Patrol’s efforts to make Ohio’s roadways safer, troopers are continuing to focus on impaired driving enforcement.
During the first five months of 2019, troopers made over 10,000 arrests for impaired driving, resulting in 22 fewer OVI-related fatal crashes.
In 2018, there were 13,364 OVI-related crashes on Ohio roads, killing 402 people and injuring 7,811 others. During that same period, troopers removed over 26,600 impaired drivers.
“We can’t fight the battle against impaired driving on our own, we need your commitment to make our roads safe,” said Lt. Stan Jordan. “Everyone can help make our roads safer by planning ahead, designating a sober driver and insisting that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up.”
The public is encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers, drug activity or stranded motorists.