Stories tagged with: Drunk Driving

May 18, 2012 - 9:33am
4 years 10 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be held Friday (tonight) from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.  Troopers say it will happen on US 22 in Guernsey County.  The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.  The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.  The Patrol says it will be holding drunken...

December 23, 2011 - 6:35pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

AAA has found a creative way to remind drivers to stay safe on the road this holiday season.

The event was called 'First a Friend, then a Host', which featured a friendly competition among AAA workers. They made 'mocktails', which are non-alcoholic cocktails, in order to promote sober driving. Customers were able to sample and vote for the drinks, and a book full of alcohol-free beverages is going to be published.

"The recipe book is going to be free, you can come in and...

September 9, 2011 - 10:32am
4 years 46 weeks ago

The Highway Patrol has announced the location of Friday’s (tonight’s) sobriety checkpoint.  Troopers along with the Somerset Police Department will set up between 8:00 pm and 12:00 am on State Route 13 just east of U.S. Route 22 in Perry County. The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. Troopers say if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink.

September 8, 2011 - 3:12pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The Highway Patrol says there will be another sobriety checkpoint in our area Friday. Troopers from the Lancaster Post say it will take place in Perry County. The checkpoint – funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The Highway Patrol says there were 429 driving while impaired related fatal crashed in which 478 people were killed last year in Ohio. The location of the checkpoint in Perry County will be announced Friday morning.

July 29, 2011 - 4:17am
5 years 10 hours ago

The Zanesville Post of the State HIghway Patrol will hold a sobriety checkpoint Friday night on US 22 in Newton Township.  Troopers say the location of the checkpoint is on 22 just south of  Wal-Mart.  It is scheduled to take place between 10:00 pm and 2:00 am.  The checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is designed to deter and intercept impaired drivers.  The Highway Patrol says if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel...

July 24, 2011 - 6:27am
5 years 5 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Sunday announced that Troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint this week in Muskingum County to deter and intercept imparied drivers.  The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.  Whiz News will post the information on this website and on Whiz Radio and TV stations.

July 5, 2011 - 5:10pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports less drunk driving arrests this Fourth of July.

Trooper Stephen Williams of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says locally they had around 600 stops, 400 of which were for speeding and other offenses. 75 were seatbelt violations, and only 5 were DUI arrests.

"Zero is, in today's society, is unrealistic." said Trooper Williams. "But 5, that's a low number.

Trooper Williams says they had only two crash-related...

April 11, 2011 - 5:25pm
5 years 15 weeks ago

Some area high school students are learning the hard reality of drinking and driving.

As a part of the "Street Smart" program sponsored by Matesich Distributions, two certified paramedics came to Zanesville High School Monday morning to talk to juniors and seniors about the dangers of underage drinking, drinking and driving, illegal drug use, and not wearing a seatbelt.

"I think it shows them the severity of it also I watched it at another high school and just the...

February 9, 2011 - 5:03pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

Local law enforcement agencies teamed up over Superbowl weekend looking for drunk drivers and underage drinkers.

The effort began last Friday and ended on Monday. The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol along with Zanesville, South Zanesville, Dresden, and the Frazeysburg Police Departments and also the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office closely monitored highly traveled roadways.

"What is it's just traffic enforcement with there's no R.C. violations occurring...

December 31, 2010 - 6:44pm
5 years 30 weeks ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to not drink and drive this New Year's Holiday.

Trooper Adam Mckenzie says to have a designated driver planned well in advance or to take a taxi if you have been drinking.

"However like i said if they choose to drink and drive, we will be stepping up our enforcements in an attempt to combat impaired drivers," says Mckenzie

Mckenzie says that with the holiday season coming to a close and travelers...

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