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OSHP troopers team up with law enforcement for I-75 Challenge

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State troopers are out in force working to keep drivers say. The highway patrol kicked off its I-75 Challenge today. Troopers are teaming up with officers from Florida to Michigan to save lives.

Lt.  William Bowers patrols I-75. This weekend he and other state troopers are looking for aggressive and drunk drivers

"Remember to wear you seat belt and if you're going to be out socializing just make a plan to get home safely  if you've had too much to drink," said Lt. William Bowers.

State troopers are positioned on I-75 clocking drivers who are speeding. Local law enforcement officers say too many people are dying in accidents on the expressway. A trooper pulled this driver over for speeding. She was given a warning. Lt Bowers say troopers are using education, awareness and strict enforcement to remind drivers to slow down.

"The more troopers and law enforcement officers we can have out here the less likely hood of someone successfully getting on the interstate the wrong way or causing an accident," said Lt. Bowers.

It's happened several times in our area.

"Who could forget the wrong way driver on 1-280 and killed the whole family," said Lt. Bowers.

Lt Bowers says the campaign means more cops and more stops. It's proven to reduce deadly accidents and save lives.

"They've proven to remove the different challenges we've done already this year. We've seized a lot of drugs and other contraband such as weapons we've also removed numerous impaired drivers off the roadway," said Lt. Bowers.

The blitz will wrap up on Monday.

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