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6-State Trooper Project deemed a success

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol focused on distracted driving in the last 6-State Trooper Project, issuing 14 citations for texting or cell phone violations and 999 citations for reckless or careless driving.

The initiative began Sunday, July 19, and ended Saturday, July 25. The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia State Police.

“With a combination of enforcement and education, we aim to decrease texting and driving on Ohio’s roadways, which prevents crashes and saves lives,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal