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Ohio patrol, 5 neighboring states to target impaired driving

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -

State Highway Patrol troopers in Ohio and their counterparts in five neighboring states will target impaired driving in an enforcement effort this weekend.

The effort starts early Friday and continues through Sunday. It will include the state police agencies from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Ohio troopers have made more than 23,000 arrests for driving under the influence so far this year.

The patrol's superintendent, Col. Paul Pride, says troopers take impaired driving seriously and will enforce the law to get dangerous drivers off the roads.

The weekend effort is part of the 6-State Trooper Project. It's a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.

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