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OSP: 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' during Fourth of July weekend

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The Ohio State Highway Patrols will be out in full force during the Fourth of July weekend to crack down on impaired drivers.

According to a news release, troopers will be out starting Friday, July 1st through Monday, July 4th.

As part of the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign, OSP says there is a zero-tolerance policy for impaired drivers on the road.

Troopers say there were three OVI-related fatal crashes that killed three people last year. OSP recorded 699 OVI arrests during that holiday weekend.

“Don’t risk losing your life or taking someone else’s this Fourth of July,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent.

OSP also urges drivers to buckle up. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 50 percent of people in fatal crashes were not restrained.

Drivers are encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.

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