Meigs County Sheriff Scott Fitch announces the enforcement results from August for the Summer Holiday Enforcement Grant which ran from August 18th through August 31st. This enforcement program is part of the Summer Holiday Enforcement Program Grant through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office received a grant total of $12,173.06 for 344 hours to conduct High Visibility Enforcement activities in areas of Meigs County in an effort to reduce fatal crashes. In August’s efforts, deputies worked 90 hours of overtime with the following results; Deputies conducted 60 traffic stops while working the overtime grant and issued 9 citations for speeding, 2 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence, 7 citations were issued for driving under suspension, 5 individuals were cited for expired registration, 1 individual was cited for driving without a license, and 1 citation was issued for passing on a double yellow line. In addition to these traffic arrests, 7 felony arrests were also made. Charges from the felony arrests during the grant were possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, having weapons while under disability, having weapons while intoxicated, and failure to comply.
The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office continued their participation in the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign into September. The September campaign ran from September 1st through September 4th. Information will be released on September’s traffic enforcement statistics soon.