Stories tagged with: Lt. Matt Boyd

June 29, 2015 - 5:03pm
4 weeks 6 days ago

Ahead of the holiday weekend, officials remind drivers to be cautious of flashing lights on the side of the road. 

In 2004, a law took effect to require drivers to move over or slow down when passing emergency responders. That law was adapted in 2013 to include all vehicles with flashing lights that are stopped on the side of the road. Lt. Matt Boyd, of the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the law has helped to save many lives. 

"We take a lot...

March 11, 2015 - 10:47am
20 weeks 4 days ago

A Zanesville man is taken into custody following an arraignment in Muskingum County Court. 

In front of Judge Scott Rankin 55-year-old Thomas Davis plead not guilty to unauthorized use a motor vehicle, OVI Under the Influence, OVI Breath High, no operators license, speeding and a seat belt violation. 

He also requested a court appointed attorney to his case. Judge Rankin addressed Davis in court.

"Given your history sir, I believe you're a danger to the...

February 3, 2015 - 4:09pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

A decade old law aims to get drivers to slow down.

The "Move Over Law" requires drivers to move over for vehicles that are stopped, with flashing or rotating lights, on the side of the road. Lieutenant Matt Boyd with the Ohio State Highway Patrol called the law common sense. He said it's a way to keep people safe who need to stop on the side of the road.

"If it's a road service vehicle they may be concerned about what's going on with their job and not think about...

January 22, 2015 - 4:17am
27 weeks 4 days ago

The State Highway Patrol said that 20 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accident crashes in Coshocton and Muskingum counties. 

13 people lost their lives in 10 crashes in Muskingum County, while 7 died in 7 crashes in Coshocton. That number is up from 2013 when there were 10 fatal crashes claiming 11 lives in the two counties. 

In ten of the fatal crashes in Muskingum County seven were single vehicle crashes, three other involved two vehicles, five of the crashes...

December 8, 2014 - 5:07pm
33 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced its trooper of the year.

Trooper Sam Hendricks received the award this year. He came to the Zanesville post just a year ago. This is the first time he's been selected at the post. However, he has gotten this award at other posts, but he said it's still a humbling experience for him.

"I just go out and do my job everyday, work hard, trying to give an honest days work for an honest days pay," Hendricks...

October 1, 2014 - 5:35pm
43 weeks 4 days ago

An accident on the north end of Zanesville involving a State Highway Patrol vehicle is currently under investigation.

The accident happened at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday  near the intersection of Northpointe Drive and Military Road.

"Our trooper was traveling what would be considered northbound on Northpointe from 146 toward State Route 60" Lt.  Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said.". The white car that...

August 28, 2014 - 10:23am
48 weeks 3 days ago

If you're planning a Labor Day getaway you'll be in good company.

Triple A predicts that 34.7 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend, most of them on the roads. That would be 1.3 percent more weekend travelers than last year.

State Patrol Troopers will share the roadway with those traveling as you can expect to see an increase in patrols. Even minor violations can lead to major problems.

"Sometimes we stop people for what...

June 23, 2014 - 5:02pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said nearly 400 cars passed through their sobriety checkpoint on Maple Avenue Friday night.

The checkpoint was held between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. just north of Kay Drive. Despite a large volume of vehicles, Lt. Matt Boyd said the troopers encountered virtually no issues with drivers.

"We made contact with 383 people in the checkpoint," Boyd said. "We did not get any impaired drivers out of the...

June 2, 2014 - 5:23am
1 year 8 weeks 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. 


December 11, 2013 - 6:19pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

With the rise in accidents this time of year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to pay attention and slow down.

Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post, says traveling at an unsafe speed while the roads are bad is the number one cause of accidents during the winter months.

"Just because the speed limit is 70 MPH on the interstate certainly doesn't mean it's safe to drive 70 MPH when the road are like they have been," Lt. Boyd explained....

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