For Immediate Release: December 9, 2013
Contact: Lieutenant Lou Darrow, 330-430-3887
STARK COUNTY SHERIFF TO HAVE INCREASED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT
Lieutenant Lou Darrow announces that the Stark County Sheriff’s Office will
begin an enforcement period focusing on Speed, Impaired Driving and Restraint
use. This enforcement period will be from DECEMBER 13, 2013 through
JANUARY 2, 2014. This will be an additional 40 hours of enforcement
throughout Stark County.
The Stark County Sheriff’s Office will have increased enforcement
and patrol throughout Stark County during this period and strictly enforce the
laws concerning speed, impaired driving and restraint use.
Every day in the U.S. almost 30 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve
an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. During
2012, in Stark County over 48% of the fatal crashes were alcohol and/or drug
related. Seat belts are the most effective lifesaving feature in a vehicle and
can be your best protection against serious injury or death in a crash caused by
an impaired driver.
The Stark County Sheriff’s Office received a grant through the Ohio Department
of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office, which provides for the additional
funding and allows the Stark County Sheriff’s Office to participate in these