Troopers Join Forces for Multi-State Enforcement Blitz

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project this weekend to focus on crash-causing violations.

Troopers will be targeting safety belt, aggressive driving, and OVI-related violations along the I-75 corridor.  The initiative began at midnight Friday and will run through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Michigan State Police, Kentucky State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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

The OSP says that since 2011 fatal crashes have declined 39 percent and OVI-related fatal crashes have declined 67 percent on I-75 in Ohio.

The 6-State Trooper Project includes the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Indiana State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Michigan State Police.Troopers Join Forces for Multi-State Enforcement Blitz