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October 18, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
DUI Crackdown
(2008-08-18)
(WOUB) - Extra officers are watching Ohio roads in a Labor Day push against drunken driving that got under way more than two weeks before the holiday.

The crackdown was officially kicked off at a Monday morning news conference in Columbus, though the stepped-up enforcement had begun on Friday.

Federal grant money will pick up the tab for more than 5,000 hours of overtime for Ohio law enforcers while the campaign is going on.

The superintendent of the State Highway Patrol says extra attention paid to drunken driving in recent years has had positive effects.

Col. Richard Collins says up to a quarter of fatal accidents now involve alcohol, versus about half when he joined the patrol in 1980.
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