Multi-state OVI Enforcement Increases Arrests from Previous Years
December 11, 2015 - 1:01 PM
COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 399 OVI arrests during
the latest 6-State Trooper Project, focused on removing impaired
motorists to make safer roadways. This is an 81 percent increase from
the same 3-day initiative in 2013, and a 40 percent increase from 2014.
The high-visibility enforcement began Friday, December 4 and
ended Sunday, December 6. It included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky
State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol,
Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police. In total,
796 OVI arrests were made across the six states.
“This past weekend marked the end of year three of our highly
successful 6-State Trooper Project,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol
superintendent. “We are committed to working with our neighboring
states for effective and meaningful change on our roadways.”
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 intelligence sharing.