Muskingum County S.O. Asks, Celebrate Safely

POSTED BY: Audry Kensicki
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 03:57 PM
Lutz on Extra Holiday Cruisers

While many people will be wearing green and celebrating St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office will be out in force making sure everyone is staying safe.

Thanks to a grant, the sheriff's office will have extra cars patrolling for the holiday.

"We've got some slotted times around that day and around those weekends to put extra cruisers out on the streets," said Sheriff Matt Lutz. "St. Patrick's Day is a huge day for people to be gathering and consuming alcohol. We want them to have a good time, but we also want them to be serious about it and to get the drunk drivers off the streets."

The public safety grant of $29,000s will be used on other target dates throughout 2010.

"We try to target known days that we think people are going to be out partying," he said. "The Superbowl is one of the occasions. Memorial Day will be another weekend we'll be out extra. We just try to pick and choose those days of when we'll be out."

Sheriff Lutz said the patrols will be focusing on safety, but specifically looking for OVIs.

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