LCSO cracks down on drunk drivers

Staff Report

Lorain County sheriff Phil Stammitti

Lorain County sheriff Phil Stammitti

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high-visibility traffic enforcement is planned for Friday, Aug. 21 through Monday, Aug. 31 by Lorain County sheriff’s deputies.

Additional deputies will hit the roads to help reduce alcohol and speed-related crashes in selected hot spots countywide.

Targeted areas will include state routes 2, 18, 57, 58, 82, 83, 113, 301, 303, 252, 254, 511, and US 20.

They have been selected due to patterns of incidents with alcohol and related crashes, according to sheriff Phil Stammitti.

“The main goal(s) of these high-visibility enforcement blitzes are to reduce the number of alcohol and speed-related accidents along with seat belt usage in Lorain County,” Stammitti said in a press release. “These types of accidents always have devastating effects on innocent families.”

“We’d like to encourage everyone to drive sober. We would also ask that every driver do their part to make our roadways a safer place by not texting and driving, watching your speed, and avoiding aggressive driving habits,” the sheriff wrote.

Federal funds make the traffic campaign possible.

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office received $27,410 specifically for blitzes through 2014 and 2015.

Lorain County sheriff Phil Stammitti County sheriff Phil Stammitti

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