SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State Police is participating in the next 6-State Trooper Project, focusing on operating while impaired (OWI) enforcement. The three-day initiative begins Friday and ends Sunday.

The Michigan State Police has been participating with the 6-State Trooper Project, coordinated by the Pennsylvania State Police, since early 2012.

The project is a collaborative effort by the Pennsylvania State Police, Ohio Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Indiana State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Michigan State Police to address crime and improve highway safety.

Joint initiatives are scheduled during the year providing a coordinated enforcement effort by all six states to address specific crime/traffic issues.