Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

August 20, 2015 - 2:08pm
24 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that two OVI checkpoints will be taking place in the area Friday evening, one in Muskingum County and one in Perry County.

Sergeant Chris Chesar of the Zanesville Post said the patrol conducts checkpoints in Muskingum County one to two times a year to deter motorists from driving impaired.

"The reason we're holding a checkpoint is to educate the public and bring awareness that we don't want people to drive impaired, so...

August 16, 2015 - 7:12pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

 A man from Blacklick, just east of Columbus died in a single vehicle accident Sunday afternoon. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that Arthur W. Wedemeyer, 56, was traveling south on SR 664 in Rush Creek Township, north of mile post 5, when the accident occurred at approximately 12:50 p.m. According to the State Highway Patrol, Wedemeyer veered off the right side of the road, striking a guardrail. 

He was then ejected from the 1999 Honda Shadow that he was...

August 15, 2015 - 5:57pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

Making contact with 258 vehicles, saturation patrols conducted two OVI checkpoints in Guernsey County Friday. 

The two checkpoints, one on U.S. 22 and the other on S.R. 209, was conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Byesville Police Department and the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office. According to a press release from the State Highway Patrol, the average inspection time was 20 seconds. 

During the inspections, two vehicles were diverted, resulting in one OVI...

August 10, 2015 - 7:45pm
25 weeks 4 days ago

A two vehicle accident sent four people to the hospital Monday night.

It happened just before 6 p.m. in the 2700 block of Licking Road, causing a portion of the road to be closed for nearly an hour.

According to Ohio State Trooper Rich Lanning, a Ford Mustang traveling westbound on Licking Road lost control, crossed left of center and flipped over, striking a ford F-150 pick-up truck traveling eastbound. Lanning said weather and speed seemed to be a factor in the crash. Minor...

August 10, 2015 - 7:20pm
25 weeks 4 days ago

School is almost back in session and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be aware of school buses.

Anytime a school bus displays flashing lights, motorists must remember to stop at least 10 feet back when approaching it from either side, and not to resume driving until the school bus begins moving. With buses loading and unloading children daily, Lieutenant Matt Boyd said the Patrol will be paying extra attention to reckless drivers.

"Everyone needs to...

July 6, 2015 - 5:09pm
30 weeks 4 days ago

The 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reminded impaired motorists not to get behind the wheel this past holiday weekend.

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but the festivities can turn tragic due to drunk-driving. State troopers were out in full-force over the weekend in an effort to keep roads safer, and crack-down on impaired drivers.

"It was pretty effective over the weekend, we arrested five people for OVI in the Zanesville area,...

June 29, 2015 - 4:03pm
31 weeks 4 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...

June 27, 2015 - 9:09pm
31 weeks 4 days ago

**UPDATE 11:18 a.m.**

In a press release, the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed the names of the people involved in Saturday night's fatal accident. 

Cory Cox, 33 of Newark was pronounced dead at the scene. He was driving a 2014 Harley Davidson eastbound on S.R. 16 when Bryan Welsh, 49 of Coshocton, who was also heading eastbound failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and struck Cox's motorcycle in the rear. 

Both Cox and the...

June 15, 2015 - 9:47pm
33 weeks 4 days ago

According to Ohio State Trooper, T.E. Davis, the call for crash came in shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night, after a Pontiac Sunfire crossed over left of center and hit a Ford F-250 at 5035 Chandlersville Rd. No injuries were reported in the accident. The driver of the Pontiac was cited for crossing left of center. Drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Duncan Falls Fire Department & EMS responded to the crash, which remains under investigation...

June 10, 2015 - 5:51pm
34 weeks 2 days ago

A two car injury accident occurred on U.S. Route 40 West and Kopchak Road Wednesday evening.

The call for the accident came in just after 5 p.m. Sgt. Kevin Kelley of the Ohio State Highway Patrol explained what happened.

"A silver 2011 Ford Fiesta was going westbound on U.S. 40 and stopped at the intersection there by Kopchak to turn left onto Kopchak Road.  There was a large truck in the left lane eastbound on U.S. 40 that was waiting to turn onto National Road....

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