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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Patrol continues focus on impaired driving enforcement

Ashland – As part of the Patrol’s ongoing efforts to make Ohio’s roadways safer, troopers are continuing to focus on impaired driving enforcement.

From 2020 to 2022, there were 38,736 OVI-related crashes on Ohio roadways, killing 2,131 people and injuring 23,245 others. During that same period, troopers removed 50,162 impaired drivers from Ohio roadways.

“Those who drive impaired endanger the lives of everyone on the roadways,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “With so many safe transportation options available, please don’t make a poor decision that could put your life and the lives of others at risk.”

During the same time frame, Franklin (4,109), Cuyahoga (3,375), Hamilton (2,793) and Montgomery (1,883) counties led the state in OVI-related crashes. These four counties accounted for nearly 31 percent of OVI-related crashes in Ohio.

“Each day our troopers see the devastating toll of impaired driving,” said Colonel Charles A. Jones, Patrol superintendent. “Please plan ahead and designate a sober driver, so another life is not lost to the preventable act of getting behind the wheel impaired.”

The public is encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers, drug activity, or stranded motorists.

A statistical map containing OVI-related crash and citation information.


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