This Labor Day weekend as expected, law enforcement officials will be in full force when it comes to looking for impaired drivers on the roadways.
Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander says there will be an increased number of uniformed officers early this holiday weekend.
"We will do a lot of saturation patrol, so I think there will be a noticeable uniform presence in Summit County."
Alexander says history shows most fatal or serious accidents typically occur the first two days of Labor Day weekend.
"Typically we've seen most of these occur on Friday and Saturday and it doesn't rule out Sunday and Monday, but if we get off to a good start, we should be able to control the amount of impaired drivers this weekend."
Lieutenant William Weirtz of the Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says more troopers will be out and about enforcing traffic laws as well.
"That would account for several additional officers per shift that would be out working Labor Day weekend," Weirtz says.
"We will also be looking for marked lane violations, speeding violations, and anything else that would indicate an impaired driver."
Sheriff Alexander tells AkronNewsNow.com his deputies have been trained to look for certain signs that could indicate a person could be driving impaired.
"Usually erratic driving, reckless operation, things of that sort that would indicate a problem that we need to look into."
Law enforcement officials say that if you are planning to drink during Labor Day weekend, designate a sober driver, or call a cab to take you home.
Summit County Sheriff's deputies and a SWAT team were called to a home on Route 619 near Mayfair Road early Tuesday afternoon to try and talk a man with mental problems out of his house. One of the SWAT officers went behind the house, but never expected what happenbed next.
Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander tells AkronNewsNow "One of the officers that went to the rear of the house inor near a wood pile was bitten by a snake, that he believed to be a Copperhead. We don't know that for sure. The snake went back into a hole."
Alexander says the officer was treated on the scene by Green paramedics and is now at Akron General Medical Center. His condition is unknown.
After about an hour the suspect in the house, who had been on the phone with negotiators, surrendered peacefully and was also taken to the hospital for observation.
More information begins to surface after Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander announced he would not be running for a fourth term.
Alexander says he was frustrated with the Republican Party and GOP Chairman Alex Arshinkoff after they asked him to step down early and chose another candidate without his input.
"I was committed for four years and I was insulted that they would even ask me," Alexander said.
Sheriff Drew Alexander talks with WAKR's Ray Horner by Akron NewsNow
He says with the current situation, it was an easy decision to endorse his friend, Democrat Garry Moneypenny.
Moneypenny previously served as Alexander's former chief deputy and was recently elected to Akron City Council.
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