Sheriff’s Office Notes Results of April’s Distracted Driving Enforcement
POMEROY, Ohio – Information has been released involving the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office participation in April’s Distracted Driving Month.
According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood the enforcement program is part of Summer Holiday Enforcement Program grant through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office received a grant of $12,715.94 for 350 overtime hours to conduct High Visibility Enforcement activities in areas of Meigs County in an effort to reduce fatal crashes.
For April’s Distracted Driving enforcement efforts, deputies worked 28 hours
of overtime with the following results:
- Deputies issued 11 citations for Speed
- 2 citations for Distracted Driving
- 1 citation for No Operator’s License
- 1 felony arrest
- Deputies made a total of 22 traffic stops
- Deputies drove a total of 381 miles during the enforcement activity
The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office will also be participating in the National Click it or Ticket campaign starting May 23 to June 5, 2022. The Click it or Ticket campaign focuses on educating drivers and passengers on the importance of buckling up and always wearing a seat belt. This campaign aims at enforcing seatbelt use to help keep travelers safe as they drive to their summer destinations. Deputies will be focused on enforcing Ohio’s restraint laws during this campaign in an effort to reduce fatal crashes in Meigs County.