CLAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol's effort to keep you safe along Interstate 70 paid off.
Operation Blue Light was a three month collaborative effort between troopers and the Indiana State Police.
They announced arrest numbers Thursday. Officers made 37,000 traffic stops, taking hundreds of impaired drivers and thousands of pounds of drugs off the highway.
They say the pay off is more than just those numbers.
"We talk about lives saved and I can't measure that either but if you remove 230 impaired drivers in 3 months from one road there has to be a marked difference in what could have happened and what did happen," said Captain Dan Lay, Piqua District Commander, Ohio State Highway Patrol.
"I'll be honest with you ohio's got the premiere interdiction teams out there and we've been through their programs with our guys to learn from some of the best," said Captain Bob Burke, District V Commander, Indiana State Police.
The initiative did not cost any extra money.
Troopers used the crews that were already on duty and just focused their efforts in a smaller area.
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