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Ohio State Highway Patrol, Cuyahoga County Sheriffs and Cleveland Division of Police teaming up to crack down on impaired driving this Thanksgiving

The two agencies will have extra patrols out in the Cleveland area beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday night.
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CLEVELAND — In an effort to keep impaired drivers off the road this Thanksgiving weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Cleveland post is teaming up with the Cleveland Division of Police and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff are teaming up and cracking down.

Starting tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m., and going through Sunday, Nov. 29, at 4 a.m. the three agencies will increase patrols throughout the Cleveland area. The patrols will target any impaired drivers to help limit the number of crashes the state saw last Thanksgiving. 

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According to OSHP, during the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday, there were 22 crashes involving impaired drivers in Cuyahoga County alone, including three serious crashes and one fatal crash. 

“By collaborating with our neighboring public safety partners, we hope to increase traffic safety for everyone in our communities,” said Lieutenant Rob Gable, OSHP Cleveland Post commander. “Through this collaboration, we can collectively focus on our shared mission of reducing traffic fatalities.”

If you're out on the roads this holiday weekend, OSHP is asking you to dial #677 to report any impaired driving or drug activity.