Stories tagged with: LIEUTENANT MATT BOYD

July 9, 2014 - 4:16pm
1 day 4 hours ago

The State Highway Patrol had a busy weekend. The Fourth of July celebrations brought 749 arrests due to OVI's, state wide. The holiday weekend lasted from last Thursday, July 3, until Sunday July 6.

Locally there were a total of 447 citations issued including 5 OVI's and 72 seatbelt violations. Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the State Highway Patrol said they pay special attention to those unbuckled during heavy traffic.

"Of course when there's a lot of people traveling on the...

June 30, 2014 - 1:01pm
1 week 4 days ago

While many will be busy with holiday travel plans this weekend, the State Highway Patrol will be busy trying to keep the roadways safe.

Lt. Matt Boyd with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said they will have all troopers out on the roadways and putting in overtime.

"We have all the troopers at the post scheduled out to work this weekend as well as the supervisors," Boyd said. "In addition to that, we have several hours of overtime that we got...

June 19, 2014 - 1:38pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be taking place in Muskingum County Friday, June 20.

A time and location has not yet been released, however Lieutenant and Post Commander, Matt Boyd said it should be a quick and effortless process for sober drivers who encounter it on their commute Friday.

"Our goal is to make the encounter very brief, just to pass on the information. We try and keep the encounter with the person we stop about 30...

April 15, 2014 - 5:02pm
12 weeks 3 days ago

A reminder to motorists on the road to move over for any vehicle with flashing lights on the side of the road..

The law was originally passed in 2004 requiring motorists to move over anytime they approach an emergency vehicle such as a fire truck, ambulance, or police vehicle. The law was modified in December to incorporate any kind of road service vehicle or wrecker as well.

"If you think about the context of the law it's kind of common sense. In the aspect of safety...

January 2, 2014 - 6:58pm
27 weeks 1 day ago

The number of traffic fatalities in the state hit a record low for 2013, but the State Highway Patrol reports that there were three fatalities to start off the new year.

Two of the fatal crashes happened in Adams and Fayette counties, while the third occurred in Holmes County. According to the OSHP, none of the people killed were wearing a seatbelt. Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post said there were 966 confirmed traffic deaths in 2013, the lowest number of traffic...

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