The Ohio Highway Patrol is seeing a shift in activity in Richland County over the first four and a half months of this year as compared to 2016. As of May 14, enforcement stops by the Patrol had decreased almost five percent, while non-enforcement activity, including warnings and motorist assists, has risen almost 11 percent.
The following chart shows year-to-date (YTD) activity for this year and last.
|Driving Under Suspension Enforcement||291||346|
|Seat Belt Enforcement||813||760|
|Commercial Vehicle Enforcement||143||112|
|Felony Warrants Served||12||18|
|Misdemeanor Summons Issued||133||155|
|Misdemeanor Warrants Served||74||88|
|Identity Theft Enforcements||4||1|
|Resisting Arrest Violations||11||6|
There have been two crash fatalities in Richland County this year. During all of 2016, there were six fatalities, and thirteen the year before.
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