MIAMI COUNTY – Anyone outside their homes near the northeast side of Piqua may have seen an airplane circling the area on Tuesday evening.
The aircraft was one belonging to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. It was teamed with troopers on the ground to effect some extra traffic enforcement in the area of Co. Rd. 25-A from the northern corporation limit of Piqua to the Miami-Shelby County line.
Trooper Jordan Monnin said that the enforcement was part of the post’s general traffic enforcement efforts and Tuesday’s emphasis was directed toward watching for stop sign violations.
Monnin said that while motorists can see marked patrol cars and may alter there driving accordingly, they are not as likely to see the aircraft.
“We want to stop crashes before they happen,” said Monnin.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol utilizes both fixed and rotary wing aircraft to perform a variety of tasks around the state.