The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to be safe this Labor Day weekend.
Troopers will focus enforcement efforts on removing impaired drivers from Ohio’s roadways.
The Labor Day weekend reporting period began on Friday and continues through Monday, September 5th.
Additionally, the state’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign continues through Labor Day.
During the 2021 Labor Day holiday weekend, 17 people were killed in 16 fatal crashes.
Eight crashes and nine of those fatalities involved alcohol and/or drugs.
Five of those fatalities were unbelted.
Troopers also made 515 impaired driving arrests during last year’s holiday weekend.
“This weekend – plan ahead and designate a sober driver,” said Colonel Charles A. Jones, Patrol superintendent.
“Help us make this Labor Day holiday weekend safer for everyone on our roads.”
Motorists are encouraged to safely dial #677 to report impaired drivers and drug activity to the Highway Patrol.