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Wood County Sheriff's Office is gearing up for the holidays by putting extra
sets of eyes on the roads. They kicked off their holiday blitz Friday.
holidays often mean parties and celebrations, which can mean consuming alcohol,
but the sheriff's office is prepared to stop those who decide to drink and
coming in from out of town with family, they're visiting their friends, seeing
different people that they haven't seen in awhile, they go out partying," said
Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn. "Sometimes they have alcohol at those events and
people may be getting in the festivities and not thinking about how they are
going to get home."
Department of Public Safety provides the grant that pays for the extra deputies
to be on the roads during the holiday blitz.
actually map out the areas we've had a lot of crashes. The deputies certainly
know where a lot of the high-crash areas are because they handled the crashes,
so we're really going to be concentrating on those areas," the sheriff said.
blitz continues through Jan. 2.
says another major concern at this time of year is the weather.
mix alcohol with slippery road conditions and then we really have a mess, so it's
all the more reason to not consume alcohol and get behind the wheel of a
vehicle," he said.
reminds drivers to designate a sober driver or call a taxi.