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Highway Patrol Plans Firm Enforcement Over Labor Day

Story By: Greg Heindel

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  Original Published: 8/26/2013

Labor Day weekend is coming-up, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is gearing-up for heavy traffic, with more speeding and drunk drivers. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over public awareness campaign is underway, as law enforcement is out in force to keep holiday travelers safe. Lt. Chad Enderby, commander of the Mansfield post, says every trooper will be out with zero tolerance for drunk driving and speedin, as well as those who are not complying with Ohio's seat belt law. Their overtime will be paid with a federal grant. Enderby says getting arrested for drunk driving can make a big mess of your bank account, and your life in general. The fines, court costs, attorney fees, and other expenses can reach $10,000; and if you hurt or kill someone, that would be a life-changing event. So he urges people to designate a driver, call a cab or sober friend or family member for a ride from a holiday party, or to just stay where you are. Labor Day is considered one of the most dangerous holidays, with too many people mixing alcohol with outdoor activities, as summer starts turning to fall.

   
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