More than 300 drivers cited during Trooper enforcement project

The Ohio State Highway Patrol cited more than 300 drivers during a six-state trooper enforcement project on Interstate 70.

The project, which ran from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, focused on speed, safety belt and OVI enforcement.

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Troopers cited 323 people in Ohio. In a release, troopers cited for 297 for speed and 21 for seat belt violations. Five people were cited for OVI.

A release on the project noted that there have been more than 4,700 crashes on I-70 in Ohio since 2020. 27 of those crashed were fatal.

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Data from OSHP showed that of the 27 fatal crashes, 56 percent involved alcohol and/or drugs. 26 percent were speed-related.

Additionally, troopers said they have arrested nearly 1,000 drivers impaired by alcohol and/or drugs on I-70 since 2020.