Highway drivers could be ticketed by township police if bill passes

COLUMBUS (WKBN) – A bill proposed in the Ohio House would give township police departments more jurisdiction on state highways.

The bill would give 24 Ohio townships interstate jurisdiction — meaning police in Boardman, Canfield, and Austintown would be able to write traffic tickets on highways like I-80, I-680, and Route 11.

The fines would go into a road maintenance fund for the townships.

Right now, townships with fewer than 50,000 residents are not allowed to write tickets on state highways.

Fines collected through traffic violations under the bill would be placed in a road maintenance fund.

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