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Ohio State Highway Patrol issues over 500 distracted driving citations in one week, including 45 in Cuyahoga County

The effort was part of a six-state mission to crack down on distracted driving.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above video was from a previously published story

The Ohio State Highway Patrol issued more than 500 distracted driving citations in a one-week span aimed to crack down on the issue. 

The effort was part of a six-state trooper project that included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police.

In total, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers issued 557 citations between 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 5 through Monday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m. Hamilton County had the most distracted driving citations in the state with 59, followed by Cuyahoga County's 45.

Here is a breakdown of citations for Northeast Ohio counties:

  • Cuyahoga County - 45
  • Stark County - 24
  • Summit County - 19
  • Erie County - 14
  • Tuscawaras County - 14
  • Portage County - 12
  • Lorain County - 11
  • Wayne County - 10
  • Richland County - 7
  • Medina County - 4
  • Mahoning County - 4
  • Trumbull County - 3
  • Huron County - 3
  • Ashtabula County - 2
  • Ashland County - 2

**None reported in Lake or Geauga counties

The 6-State Trooper Project is 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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Editor's Note: The below video is from a previously published story