Police in Allen County hold two-day traffic blitz Comments 0 | Recommend 0 May 1, 2009 - 6:11 PM Greg Sowinski LIMA - Trying to make the county safer, police officers from all agencies will be looking for traffic violations as well as other crimes this weekend. The enforcement blitz that began Friday and continues today primarily will target drivers who violate traffic laws, Sheriff Sam Crish announced Friday with officers from the other police agencies in Allen County joining him. Lima police Maj. Kevin Martin said his department will have additional officers on the roads looking for violations. The department's speed enforcement cameras will not be in use Saturday, he said. Police first will look for crash-causing violations such as running red lights, speeding, improper lane usage and stop sign violations, Martin said. "Our biggest concern is trying to help change driver behavior," Martin said. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Pat Gehrisch said Lima troopers will be running three drunken driving checkpoints this weekend. The first was on state Route 81 Friday night in front of Bath Fire Department. Troopers also will be looking for speeders and drivers who fail to yield. Those violations are two most often associated with traffic crashes, he said.