MEIGS COUNTY —The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office will have an increased presence in the county during the upcoming Super Bowl weekend.
Meigs County Sheriff Robert Beegle reports that — through funds from the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services Traffic Safety Grant — several Meigs County deputies will have the opportunity to work extra hours February 3-6, in what is labeled a “Super Bowl Blitz.”
Deputies will be watching for speeders, aggressive drivers , seat belt usage, impaired driving and other high risk traffic safety behaviors.
The intent of the state program is to increase the public perception of traffic enforcement, and as a result to save lives, reduce injuries and economic loss. Furthermore, the program intends to administer Ohio’s motor vehicle laws and to preserve the safety and well being of all citizens.
For more information about the Office of Criminal Justice Services and the statewide effort to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log on to www.ocjs.ohio.gov.