Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

July 24, 2014 - 10:41am
2 days 2 hours ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday an OVI checkpoint will be held in Fairfield County.

The checkpoint will take place Friday evening with the exact location being announced Friday morning.

The OVI checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

June 30, 2014 - 1:01pm
3 weeks 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 16, 2014 - 7:54am
5 weeks 5 days ago

 The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week. 

The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location the morning of the checkpoint. 

The Patrol said if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements. 

Operational support for the sobriety checkpoints will be provided by local...

June 8, 2014 - 2:56pm
6 weeks 5 days ago

A single car accident on Interstate 70 West slowed traffic Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. near mile marker 169 east of Zanesville. According to the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol, a red Mercury Sable GS driven by 64-year-old Richard Noll of Zanesville was traveling westbound when he made an improper lane change and lost control striking the outside guardrail. Both westbound lanes were closed for around 20 minutes. Once the scene was...

June 2, 2014 - 5:23am
7 weeks 5 days ago

The search for two reportedly missing teens from Cleveland ends just west of Cambridge. 

Ohio State Highway Patrol's Zanesville Post Commander Lt. Matt Boyd said they received an alert early Sunday about a vehicle containing two missing juvenile females from Cleveland. The alert came from their Criminal Intelligence Unit. 

That vehicle was located just after midnight Monday morning traveling east on Interstate 70, west of Cambridge in Guernsey County. 

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April 3, 2014 - 1:51pm
16 weeks 1 day ago

Authorities say a two vehicle accident on the Maysville Pike sent four people to the hospital.
 

The accident happened just before 11 a.m. Thursday near Eaglesticks Golf Course,
 

According to Trooper Campbell with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, 86-year-old Carl Finley of Zanesville was turning left from Sherwood Drive onto Maysville when he was struck by a westbound vehicle.
 

That vehicle was driven by 82-year-old June...

February 5, 2014 - 7:51am
24 weeks 3 days ago

A fatal accident remains under investigation in Perry County.

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol said the crash took place Tuesday just before 9p.m.  on Tunnel Hill Road just east of Melon Hill Road.

The patrol reported 33-year-old Charles Mauller of Crooksville was traveling east on Tunnel Hill in a 1991 Ford Ranger truck when he lost control and traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a guard rail, a culvert and overturned.

The passenger in the...

January 5, 2014 - 5:38pm
28 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle accident in Crooksville.

According to Trooper Gregory Hurd of the Lancaster Post, at around 12:23 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a vehicle entered State Route 93 from Township Road 445 and struck a northbound vehicle. Trooper Hurd said Medflight was called to the scene, but isn't sure how many people were transported via helicopter, or where they were transported to. Trooper Hurd confirmed two people were taken to Good Samaritan...

December 23, 2013 - 5:46pm
30 weeks 4 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a semi dodges traffic and rolls over after a brake failure causes the driver to lose control.

Lt. Matt Boyd says witnesses report at around 1 p.m. they noticed the semi passing by without slowing down at the Airport Road exit, on further review troopers say the driver had no other choice.

"He said that he was coming up the ramp, he hit his brakes to slow down for traffic ahead of him and his arrow went down to zero and he said he didn't...

December 22, 2013 - 12:53am
30 weeks 6 days ago

A one vehicle accident involving a semi truck halted traffic on interstate 70 for miles and for several hours Saturday evening.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, around 8 p.m, the driver reported he was traveling eastbound near mile marker 146, when another car cut him off. This locked the trucks brakes and the driver lost control, veering off the roadway and into the median causing the truck to roll on its side.

The good news is, no one was injured and the driver was...

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