Darke County Sheriff
Motorists need to
stay alert this weekend
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer and the Darke County Solid Waste
Management District Director Krista Fourman would like to advise
motorists to use caution while traveling Darke County roadways on the
weekend of April 22nd and 23rd.
On that weekend Darke County Solid Waste Management District will be
holding its 10th Annual Trash Bash. Over 1100 volunteers and
organizations will be cleaning up 735 miles of Darke County and
Township roads. These volunteers will be walking along roadways
and picking up trash. The volunteer’s vehicles will be parked
along or near the roads where the trash pick up is occurring.
Participants should be wearing bright colored shirts to increase
visibility. Trash pick up is scheduled to occur from dawn to dusk
on Saturday and Sunday April 22nd and 23rd.
Motorists are advised to slow down and pay attention to volunteers
working near the roadway. As always you should not engage in
distracted driving while operating a vehicle and keep your attention
focused on driving your vehicle. Practice defensive driving
techniques by looking ahead and being prepared for any problems that
Darke County deputies will be patrolling Darke County roadways and
enforcing traffic laws. Always wear your seat belt and take the
time to look both ways at intersections. Lets all work together
to make Darke County roadways safe for volunteers and other motorists,
pedestrians and cyclists.