I hope you are doing well and had a great Christmas. This year has flown by and of course, life has been different these past two years with covid but we are fighting through. We have reached that time of the year when we say goodbye to 2021 and HELLO 2022. I know there will be many holiday parties taking place this coming weekend. I would like to share some safety reminders with all of you.
In 2020, the State of Ohio saw 16,350 stops, 18,433 stops in 2021 ( In 2021 Madison County had two Fatal OVI Crashes) Let’s make sure these numbers go DOWN in 2022. Think before you drive! There is always another way home. If you drink too much at a party, you need to have a Designated Driver. Check with a neighbor or call an UBER if you don’t have a DD. DO NOT WALK HOME. Walking in the dark is very dangerous. If you can not find a ride home, then call and ask for a Sheriff’s Deputy to assist in getting you home. The deputy may be able to personally help or arrange a ride. Do not drink and drive.
Please know that several deputies will be working this weekend to assist with keeping everyone safe. Please plan ahead to make the right choice. Do not chance driving under the influence.
Stay safe and think safety.
Patrol Chief Rosales firstname.lastname@example.org