COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project to enforce speed, safety belts and OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs) on Interstate 75.
The project will run from 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 18 through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 20. The high-visibility campaign includes the Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).
Last year during the same 6-State initiative, the OSHP cited 748 drivers for speed-related violations and 81 for safety belt infractions. The Patrol also charged 24 with OVI.
The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol, and information sharing
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