Ohio State Highway Patrol press release: TOLEDO – The Ohio Highway Patrol announced today that the 36th annual “Circle Toledo” OVI enforcement initiative will take place to combat impaired driving.

To reduce fatal and injury crashes and ensure road safety during Circle of Toledo, troopers and law enforcement officers from the Toledo area of ​​Ohio and Michigan will crack down on impaired drivers. Counties covered by the initiative include Lucas, Wood, Henry, Fulton and Hancock in Ohio, and Lenawee and Monroe in Michigan.

From 2018 to 2022, counties in the Circle Toledo area had more than 5,000 driving-related crashes, with more than 200 fatal and many more resulting in injuries.

“Our goal is simple, we want motorists to make the right choices before they get behind the wheel,” said Lt. Bradley P. Longo, commander of the Toledo post. “If you plan to drink alcohol, have a plan before you go out to make sure you and everyone else on our roads get to and from your destination safely.”

The 16-hour joint OVI enforcement initiative will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5 and end at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6.

Motorists can do their part to keep our roads safe by obeying all traffic laws, not driving while impaired, and always identifying a sober driver.

The public is encouraged to call 677 in Ohio or 911 in any state to report impaired drivers.

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