CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cuyahoga County OVI Task Force is conducting warrant sweeps before the Fourth of July weekend.
Authorities are going after people who have not fulfilled their commitment to the courts, whether it be that they didn't show up, pay their fines or failed to serve their jail time - now locked up.
Garfield Heights Police Officer Tim Baon tells 19 Action News "We want to make sure people know it's a serious offence, operating a vehicle intoxicated, and they need to take responsibility for that.
The warrant sweep kicks off the Cuyahoga County OVI Task Force's Fourth of July "Over the Limit, Under Arrest" initiative.
Police will be out in force during the holiday weekend manning OVI checkpoints and patrolling for drunk drivers.
In Cuyahoga County last year, 18 people died in alcohol related crashes and 685 people were injured.
The OVI task force message is simple - if they catch you driving impaired, they will arrest you.
No exceptions. No excuses.