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DUI watch kicked up

Register • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Erie County deputies are using state funds to ramp up patrols in preparation for prom season. They’ll be focusing their efforts on Ohio 4, U.S. 250, Ohio 61 and Ohio 60. 

“Enforcement emphasis, as always, will be placed on the removal of impaired drivers from the roadway, as well as on speed and safety belt violations,” an Erie County press release said. “It is hoped that these efforts will result in a safer trip for those traveling during what is usually a busy time period on area roadways.” 

The extra patrols will be paid for by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services—Traffic Safety.  In March the program netted 22 additional traffic stops. 

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