The Ohio State Highway Patrol is bringing back Hawgs to Cincinnati after having them penned up for more than five decades, says the Cincinnati Enquirer. Troopers roared into town Friday on Harley-Davidson Electra Glides to patrol interstate highways. The area patrol group hasn’t had a motorcycle unit since the mid-1950s.
“We really enjoyed” hunting speeders last Friday, said Sgt. Joshua Weaver. Many motorists probably weren’t having such a good time. By early afternoon, the officers had cited 51 people, mostly for speeding. The highest speed in the 50-mile-per-hour construction zone they clocked was 79. Ohio State Highway Patrol motorcycles were phased out in 1956 after a 23-year run. At the time, officials cited safety. Now, troopers have received a heavy dose of training and safety instruction. The bikes will help troopers on the region’s congested highways.”It’s a little bit easier to maneuver in and out,” said Lt. Doug McKinney.