Stories tagged with: impaired driving

December 22, 2014 - 5:29pm
31 weeks 4 days ago

The Highway Patrol is reminding people to drive with caution this holiday season.

Troopers will be out in full force to remove dangerous and impaired drivers in hopes of reducing the number of accidents. Sergeant Charles Merryman on the numbers.

"In this area specifically we had zero fatalities, which was great. Unfortunately, state wide there were 24 people that were killed on the roadways. Four of them accidents involved impaired drivers."

Sergeant Merryman...

November 20, 2012 - 6:50pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

If you're planning on traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday expect to see an increase in law enforcement on the roadways.

43.6 million Americans are expected to drive at least 50 miles over the course of the holiday, which means the State Highway Patrol will be sending extra units out looking for impaired drivers. The Patrol reports that last year in Ohio seventeen people were killed over the Thanksgiving holiday, and 30% of those deaths were alcohol related.

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February 8, 2011 - 6:36am
4 years 25 weeks ago

An effort to target impaired drivers over Super Bowl weekend proves a success for the State Highway Patrol.

The effort began on Friday February 4 and ended Monday February 7th. 

During that time six drivers were arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired and 15 individuals were arrested for under age consumption of alcohol.

The Ohio Investigative Unit also reports issuing eight citations to businesses that sold alcohol to underage persons.

No fatal or...

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