|Law enforcement to increase patrols on homecoming weekends|
|Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:11 AM|
LIMA — Homecoming should be a time to cheer on the team, to dance with friends and to enjoy high school. However, at this time of year, teens are killed or seriously injured in traffic crashes after drinking or choosing to ride with people who have been drinking or driving recklessly, especially texting or speeding, and teens often don’t buckle up.
The Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition wants local students to have a good time and celebrate safe. Remember:
- Don’t text & drive!
- Slow down!
- Always remember to buckle-up!
- Don’t drink or ride with someone who has been drinking!
Remember, it is illegal for anyone under 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. Not only is it against the law but crashes are often the tragic outcome.
Area law enforcement agencies will be on the look out during homecoming weekends – beginning this weekend. They will be targeting underage consumption and other risky driving behaviors. The following is a list of Allen County schools’ homecoming dates; overtime enforcement is scheduled around these dates.
- Allen East, Bath and Spencerville are today;
- Elida, Sept. 27-28;
- Shawnee, Bluffton, Perry, Lima Central Catholic and Jefferson, Oct. 4-5; and
- Lima Senior and St. John’s are Oct. 11-12.