On this, the busiest weekend of the summer, The Put-in-Bay Police Department asks that visitors to our beautiful island remember that people do live here and it is their home. In other words if you wouldn’t do it a home, don’t do it here. We ask that you remember the local and state laws while you are here, particularly open containers, and open containers in a motor vehicle. It is illegal in the state of Ohio and on Put-in-Bay to have an open container, it is also illegal to have and open container of alcohol in a vehicle (this includes golf carts). Open containers, Open containers in a motor vehicle, driving drunk, public drunkenness, public urination and possession/consumption of drugs will not be tolerated. On Put-in-Bay golf carts are motor vehicles, and all traffic laws apply. This includes OVI’S you can and will be arrested for driving a golf cart or car under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
There will be a lot of extra law enforcement on the island this weekend including The Ohio State Highway Patrol, The Ottawa County Sheriffs Office, Federal Park Officers, State Park Officers, Ohio State Fire Marshals, Border Patrol, United States Coast Guard, and Air and Marine will be patrolling the harbor and docks
We hope you enjoy your weekend on Put-in-Bay. We understand you are here to have a good time but we are also here to do our jobs and keep you safe. Stay safe this weekend and we hope you have a good time safely. Call us at 419-285-4121 if you need any assistance.