Last year, Ohio partnered with the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which utilized more than 8,400 hours from the highway patrol and nearly 100 other law enforcement agencies.
This enhanced effort was meant to deter impaired drivers, and to also increase the number of police officers patrolling the road during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
"Impaired driving is a serious matter, and the patrol takes a no-excuses approach to addressing it," Col. Paul A. Pride, the patrol's superintendent, said in a statement. "Law enforcement will be out in full force to remove dangerous drivers from Ohio's roadways so you and your family can arrive home safely."
With over 34 million people traveling during this holiday weekend, it is essential to dedicate a sober driver. Along with increased traffic patterns and a stronger police presence comes greater opportunities for a DUI arrest.