Extra enforcement on county roads

Staff Reports

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office is out in full force for the Fourth of July holiday, cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive traffic enforcement blitz.

Deputies have already commenced the extra enforcement and will be working overtime assigned to county and state roadways for the sole purpose of traffic enforcement, according to Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak.

The extra enforcement will continue through the month of July.

The primary focus will be on removing impaired drivers and enforcing other crash causing violations along with seatbelt enforcement, Duchak said. Statistically, the Fourth of July holiday period is one of the deadliest on our nation’s roadways with alcohol playing a large factor in many of the crashes, he said.

According to Duchak, deputies will be targeting Miami County roadways with high incidents of crashes and OVI arrests.

The extra enforcement efforts are being funded through a grant the sheriff’s office received late last year from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, which administers the federal grant monies for the state. The grant also pays for some fuel costs.

“We wish all county residents a safe and happy Independence Day,” Duchak said.