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LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
holiday season, local law enforcement warns drivers, "Don't get plowed."
their slogan to remind people not to drink and drive.
holidays mean holiday parties, and parties mean drinking. So local law
enforcement agencies want to make sure drivers don't get behind the wheel if
they've been drinking.
County ranks much higher than the national and even the state average for
alcoholic-related deaths," said Gwen Neundorfer, coordinator of the Lucas
County Traffic Safety program.
why Neundorfer and local law enforcement have kicked off the ‘don't get plowed'
obviously target intoxicated drivers," said Det. Mark Woodruff, from the Lucas
County DUI Task Force. "We target what we call aggressive drivers, which will
be your speed, marked lanes, running stop signs, running red lights and that
type of behavior."
2012, more than 1,000 people died in car accidents.
goal is obviously zero fatalities for the season," Woodruff said. "Now, is that
an unrealistic thing? Probably, but if we reduce one fatality, then we've done
Woodruff says 15 agencies across Lucas County are going to be beefing up
patrols and working overtime throughout the season to make sure they can keep
the roads safe.