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Sheriff's Office stepping up weekend patrols for prom season


The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office will be more visible on weekends during the month of May to address issues related to teenage driving during prom season.

The Sheriff’s Office announced areas that will be targeted — state Routes 254, 301, 303 and 2. The areas were selected because of a higher rate of alcohol- and accident-related incidents.

The high-visibility enforcement was made possible by federal funding in conjunction with the state of Ohio. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office received $46,627 specifically for enforcement blitzes during the holidays in 2012 and 2013.

During the month, deputies will aggressively enforce seat belt and alcohol violations, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.

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