May 28, 2024

Meigs releases summer holiday enforcement numbers


POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County Sheriff Scott Fitch released the enforcement results for the July Summer Holiday Enforcement Grant. 

The grant ran from July 1, through July 5, 2023. The Meigs Sheriff’s Office received $12,173.06 for 344 hours to conduct High Visibility Enforcement Activities in areas of Meigs County, in a effort to reduce fatal crashes. 

In July, deputies worked a total of 72 hours of overtime. Within that time, there were 56 traffic stops conducted, 31 speeding citations, two for passing on double yellow line between Pine Grove Road and the Ravenswood Bridge, one citation for driving under suspension, two citations for expired drivers license, two citations for expired registration, and one citation for driving under the influence.
Additionally, one individual was taken into custody for Failure to Comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Another individual was taken into custody for Possession of Methamphetamine and Having Weapons While Under Disability.

The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office will also be participating in the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign beginning on August 18, 2023 and running through August 31, 2023. Deputies will be focused on enforcing Ohio’s Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs laws during this campaign in an effort to reduce fatal crashes on Meigs County Highways.