This year, Ohio law enforcement agencies will join thousands of other highway safety partners throughout the nation to take part in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown on impaired driving. The enforcement blitz begins Friday, August 16 and will last through Labor Day.
During the enforcement period, law enforcement partners have planned more than 7,000 enforcement hours and more than 900 hours of saturation patrols around the state.
According to provisional data, 494 people died in 453 OVI-related crashes on Ohio’s roads in 2012. Impaired drivers were involved in 44 percent of all fatal traffic crashes.