Sheriff warns motorists during weekend’s Trash Bash


DARKE COUNTY — 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 this coming Saturday and Sunday.

On that weekend, Darke County Solid Waste Management District will be holding its 10th annual Trash Bash. More than 1,100 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.

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,” said the Sheriff. “Practice defensive driving techniques by looking ahead and being prepared for any problems that may occur.”

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,” Spencer said. “Let’s all work together to make Darke County roadways safe for volunteers and other motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.”

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