Utilizing grant funds recently obtained from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office, the Erie County Sheriff's Office will be scheduling deputy sheriffs to work high visibility traffic enforcement throughout the county for OVI/speed enforcement over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.
Special attention will be directed to the Ohio 4, U.S. 250, Ohio 61, Ohio 60, Ohio 2 and Ohio 6 corridors. 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.
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.
A total of 27 additional traffic enforcement stops were made during the month of January using grant funding.