Not Just Traffic Offenders, Murder Suspects!

During the 2023 Labor Day holiday weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol saw an increase in traffic stops–almost 18-thousand traffic enforcement stops were made. BUT….it wasn’t just driving violations….. Three of the traffic stops resulted in the apprehension of four murder suspects.

On Saturday, in Hancock County, troopers arrested two suspects who were wanted on murder charges from Monroe, Mich. On Sunday, troopers apprehended a suspect who was wanted for murder in Chicago. Finally, on Monday, troopers arrested a murder suspect in Delaware County. All of these cases remain under investigation.

In addition, troopers arrested 415 drivers for drunk driving and issued 2,173 safety belt citations.The Labor Day holiday reporting period began Friday, September 1 at 12 a.m. and ended Monday, September 4 at 11:59 p.m.

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