Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

December 18, 2011 - 11:53pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

The Ohio State Patrol says an accident this evening on US 22 is believed to have been caused by a drunk driver.

The accident happened just outside of Wal-Mart on Maysville Pike.

According to the State Highway Patrolman Stephen Williams, two cars were traveling west-bound, when a Ford Ranger, rear ended a Ford Explorer and sent the vehicle into an intersection.

Several passengers were taken to Good Samaritan hospital as a precaution with minor injuries.

November 10, 2011 - 4:23pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

An increased effort by Ohio Troopers to stop drunken driving may contribute to the nearly 9% drop in fatal accidents so far this year.

The State Highway Patrol released numbers Thursday indicating 824 people have been killed on Ohio roads through October. That's down 902 fatalities during the same time last year.

"Probably the worst thing you can do is go out and injury someone else or possibly cause a fatality to someone else," said Sergeant Clark Felix....

September 3, 2011 - 9:17am
2 years 52 weeks ago

Two remain in the hospital after a late night accident.

According to the State Highway Patrol it happened shortly before 11 o'clock Friday night on US 22 in Newton Township. 33-year-old Kimberly Rota of Zanesville was traveling westbound when she went left of center striking oncoming 53-year-old Kenneth Barney of Zanesville.

Authorities say Rota had a juvenile passenger in the vehicle. All three people involved were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. The juvenile was treated...

September 1, 2011 - 8:25pm
3 years 23 hours ago

An accident Thursday evening has a twist of fate -leaving two women thankful for one anothers aid to their mothers.

The accident was around 6:30 at the intersection of State Routes 60 and 719. According to the State Highway Patrol, a south-bound Jeep Cherokee driven by 80 year-old Thomas Pierce of Chandlersville struck a north-bound Chevy Malibu driven by 51-year-old Kathy Bebout of McConnelsville.

Witness Sue Moran was waiting at the light and instinctively ran to the...

August 29, 2011 - 2:29pm
3 years 4 days ago

A Muskingum County sobriety check-point stopped more than 600 drivers on Friday night.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol held a drunk driving checkpoint just south of Wal-Mart on State Route 22 in Newton Township. The plans for the operation were released the day before. Lieutenant Steven Rine said the goal isn't so much to arrest impaired drivers as it is to deter and educate.

"That's a deterrent," said Rine. "We put it out in the media we want to be sure we're...

August 18, 2011 - 5:07pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

The highway patrol had its hands full with back to back accidents on U.S. 40 Thursday afternoon.

Trooper Todd Henry said at about 2:30 Loren Lobell was headed East in a Dodge Caravan when he attempted to make a left turn hitting West Bound Leanne Ballinger's Pontiac Bonaville. About 10 minutes later Trooper Henry said another two car accident took place at that same location.

"It is kind of rare," said Henry. "People get distracted looking at what...

August 11, 2011 - 8:23am
3 years 3 weeks ago

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol announces an OVI checkpoint for Friday evening.

The checkpoint will take place in Fairfield County and is funded by federal grant funds. It is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

Lt. Craig Cvetan commander of the Lancaster Post said, "Based on provisional data there were 429 OVI related fatal crashes in which 478 people were killed last year in Ohio.

State Troopers make on average of 25,000 OVI arrests...

August 1, 2011 - 7:19pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

Traffic was at a stand still on Interstate 70 earlier this evening after a vehicle lost control and then went into oncoming traffic.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Kay Perkins, shortly after 5 o'clock a 29 year-old Byesville woman was on her way to school heading West Bound on 70 when she lost control, went over the median, and landed on the east bound side.

"We haven't confirmed yet if she was ejected or not," said Perkins. "When the...

July 28, 2011 - 10:47am
3 years 5 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol makes plans for an OVI checkpoint in Muskingum County.

The checkpoint will take place in an area known for OVI activity. Cars will be checked based on a pattern created by troopers.

"During the contact we'll look at the driver for impairment. Glassy eyes, slurred speech, strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, failure to yield to the OVI checkpoint and there may be some traffic violations as they come in," said State Highway Patrol Lt....

May 16, 2011 - 6:45am
3 years 15 weeks ago

The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol said the patrol has announced troopers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this week.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day before and the location of the checkpoint will be announced the morning of.

Cambridge's Patrol Commander Lt. Nakia Hendrix said troopers made over 26,000 OVI arrests last...

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