CANTON TWP., Ohio (WHBC) – The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign started on Wednesday.
It runs through Labor Day.
In Stark County, 43% of the 14 traffic fatalities so far this year have been drug- or alcohol-related.
That’s above the state and national averages.
There was a kickoff event on Wednesday afternoon at the Canton Township Fire Department on 38th Street SE.
Later, a Memorial Checkpoint will be held in honor of 28-year-old Leone Turpin, killed in a 2014 I-77 drunk driving crash in Canton Township.
The checkpoint will be held in the township.