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Sheriff’s office awarded $34K for traffic safety grant

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Logan County Sheriff Andrew J. Smith announced this week that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services has awarded his office $34,350.52 in federal traffic safety funding for fiscal year 2014.

“These funds are essential in ensuring that we are doing everything we possibly can to keep our local community safe,” Sheriff Smith said. “Based on crash data, impaired driving and fatal accidents are a priority for Logan County, and we are pleased to work with our partners at the state level to address these safety issues.”

Crash data for 2012 shows 80 crashes were related to impaired driving. These crashes caused injury to 30 people and eight fatalities.

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