The Stark County Sheriff’s Office will begin an enforcement period focusing on impaired drivers, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. The enforcement period will be through April with 60 additional enforcement hours in the county, the release states.
Impaired driving is a serious concern in the country in general and in Stark County, the release states. In the United States, 28 people die every day, and a person is injured every two minutes in an impaired driving crash. On average, two out of three people will be involved in an impaired driver crash in their lifetime. Traffic crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for teens and young adults in the U.S.