Miami County Sheriff’s Office announces July Fourth crackdown on impaired drivers

For the Daily Call

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

Deputies have already started the extra enforcement this past weekend and will be working overtime assigned to county and state roadways for the sole purpose of traffic enforcement. The extra enforcement will continue through the month of July to include routes commonly traveled to and from the Country Concert in Ft. Loramie this upcoming weekend.

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

The sheriff’s office wishes all county residents a safe and happy Independence Day.

For the Daily Call