OSHP warns drivers to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVG) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign kicked off Wednesday, August 14 and will last through Labor Day. During this time, state troopers will be out on the roads in full force, removing impaired drivers from the roads.

According to OSHP, there were 13,364 OVI-related crashes in 2018, which resulted in more than 400 deaths and nearly 8,000 injuries. Of those OVI crashes, 54 percent of at-fault drivers were between the ages of 21 and 39. Troopers also arrested nearly 27,000 drivers for OVI in 2018.

"Our focus is removing impaired drivers from our roadways and educating motorists of the dangers it presents," said Lieutenant Tim Grigsby, Lima Post Commander. "We take impaired driving seriously and remain dedicated to promoting safety on Ohio's roadways."

Troopers say drivers can do their part in keeping the roadways safe by following all traffic laws, never driving impaired and always designating a sober driver.

If you notice impaired drivers or drug activity out on the roads, troopers encourage you to call #677.