Stories tagged with: LIEUTENANT MATT BOYD

August 17, 2016 - 2:23pm
1 week 11 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Highway Patrol says some schools are back in session and that means area motorists need to pay extra attention when driving.

"The school buses have their stops designed to stop in safe locations," Zanesville Post Lieutenant Matt Boyd said. "But if someone is speeding, not paying attention, or on their phone, could easily come up on a school bus loading or discharging children."

In Ohio from 2013 to 2015 more than 4,000...

May 16, 2016 - 4:46pm
14 weeks 2 days ago

The easy to dial four key combination #667 replaced the old 1-877-7-PATROL number back in 2012 in hopes of making it an easier number for people to remember to report to police if they happen to encounter a potential circumstance that might endanger others.

Matt Boyd, Lieutenant, Ohio State Highway Patrol, said that the number could be dialed for multiple scenarios.

“That can be able to report a disabled motorist, a wreck less driver, and impaired driver, suspected drug...

April 19, 2016 - 4:41pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Prom night is right around the corner and local officials wants to make sure area teens are making safe decisions.

With prom and graduation season underway, The Muskingum County Safe Communities Coalition wants to ensure area students are celebrating safe and sober. Lt. Matt Boyd of the State Highway Patrol said they are cracking down on drunk driving between April 23rd through May 14th.

"We want the kids to go out and have a great time on their prom night of course that's...

March 16, 2016 - 3:15pm
23 weeks 12 hours ago

The State Highway Patrol is asking drivers to stay sober behind the wheel this Saint Patrick's Day.

Between 2009 and 2013, 276 deaths were reported nationwide in drunk driving crashes on the holiday. Lieutenant Matt Boyd said Troopers will be watching out for signs that impaired drivers are on the road Thursday night and will be more vigilant about violations.

"We'll stop people for any violation to check and make sure that they're not impaired," said Boyd. "If...

August 25, 2015 - 5:03pm
1 year 23 hours ago

The Muskingum County Safe Communities Coalition promoted back to school traffic safety Tuesday.

Many local students started back to school Tuesday. The event was held at the John McIntire Elementary School. Lieutenant of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, Matt Boyd told us more about the information they want to bring to the public's attention.

"Just to stress and bring to the forefront the importance of people being safe on the roadway with the children...

September 25, 2014 - 9:41pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

A two car accident with severe injuries occurred on State Route 60 Thursday evening.

It happened around 6PM at mile post 9 which is about a half mile north of Duncan Falls. The accident initially closed the highway in both directions. The southbound lane was re-opened at 6:45pm to let both sides of traffic pass. Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol explained what happened.

"The black SUV, it's a Ford Explorer, was coming southbound on 60 and the...

July 9, 2014 - 4:16pm
2 years 6 weeks 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
2 years 8 weeks 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
2 years 9 weeks 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
2 years 18 weeks 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...

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