Cincinnati Police, OSP say 2-month enforcement initiative successful

CINCINNATI - The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Cincinnati Police Department have completed a 2-month concentrated effort in the Cincinnati metro area.

The partnership is part of an ongoing initiative to reduce fatal and injury crashes in urban areas while also apprehending wanted felons and interdicting drugs and weapons.

Working together during the initiative state troopers and Cincinnati Police Officers issued 3,774 traffic citations and 1,581 warnings. They arrested 199 people for OVI, 25 for drug violations and 47 with active warrants. In addition, 67 criminal arrests were made and two stolen vehicles were recovered.

The Highway Patrol worked with the Cincinnati Police Department for the third time after completing several highly successful initiatives over the course of the last two years. The Patrol will partner with the Cincinnati Police in October of this year as part of the continued initiative.

The ongoing Cincinnati Metropolitan Area Initiative uses a combination of high-visibility enforcement, multi-agency OVI deterrence, specialized computer mapping and a strategic public information campaign to promote traffic safety on Ohio roads.