Patrols Ready for Extra Holiday Traffic

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Officials at the Ohio State Highway Patrol say they've applied for a federal over-time grant to allow more officers to be on patrol during the holiday weekend.

Officers say not only does the amount of traffic increase during holidays, but so do the number of drunk driving arrests.

"We want everybody to have a good time. We want everybody to celebrate and go out, but make those arrangements ahead of time; driving arrangements, have a taxi or a friend pick you up or stay where you are," Lieutenant Mary Pfeifer said.

Lieutenant Pfeifer says last year they responded to 12 crashes and had four OVI arrests over the 4th of July weekend.

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  • by Me Location: Here on Jul 4, 2009 at 05:59 PM
    How nice, our government will protect us by pulling us over at random and taking our blood, breath, urine, etc., never can be too careful, and of course, papers please, and of course, where are you coming from and where are you going, anyway? BTW, happy independence day, suckers!
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