Multi-State Effort Focuses on Drug Trafficking and Impaired DrivingContact: Shanon Banner, Public Affairs, (517) 241-0955Agency: State Police
LANSING. Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers joined forces with state troopers from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana last week to combat drug trafficking and impaired driving on Interstates 70 and 75. The three-day effort, on May 3 ? 5, resulted in 78 arrests for impaired driving and 40 criminal cases across the six states.
Enforcement in Michigan focused on the I-75 corridor from Saginaw County to Monroe County. MSP troopers made over 300 traffic stops during the enforcement period resulting in 26 criminal complaints and nine arrests, including one arrest for impaired driving.
"Successful multi-agency enforcement efforts like this one illustrate the collective power of being able to go where crime is occurring," said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. "We know crime is mobile, moving not only among our cities within Michigan, but to and from our neighboring states."
The 6-State Trooper Project is a collaborative effort of the state police agencies of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana to work together on enforcement efforts along Interstates 70 and 75, aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.