CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Extra deputies will be on the roads this weekend in Clark County as part of the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign.
Overtime funds through a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office will make it possible for extra deputies to be on the roads starting Friday, August 17 through Monday, September 3.
Through the grant, the county will have an extra 128 hours of traffic enforcement during the campaign. Deputies will be focusing on impaired drivers, speeding violations and seat belt enforcement.
As part of the campaign, crews had an every at Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs to emphasize the importance of driving sober to teens.
"It can happen to you whether you're the one who causes it or you're a victim, but driving safely should be the number one priority when you get behind the wheel," Aryn Wagg, who lost her son in a crash where the other driver was charged with OVI, said.
The Montgomery County OVI Task Force will also be out to crack down in drunk driving throughout the same period.