The State Highway Patrol plans an OVI checkpoint Friday in Lancaster.
The checkpoint will take place on Main Street in conjunction with the State Patrol and Lancaster Police Department. Nearby saturation patrols will also take place to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.
The Patrol says if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink.
Being in Ohio, you've no doubt noticed the sleek, silver Dodge Chargers driven by state troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol. Now, the rest of the country is getting to have a look at them as well.
An online contest was recently held by the American Association of State Troopers to select the nation's best looking cruiser. When the final votes were tallied on Facebook, Ohio came out on top with nearly 22,000 "likes" of the buckeye state's patrol car.
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...
The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a motorcycle accident that resulted in the death of 73-year-old Richard H. Webster of Johnstown Saturday evening.
The accident occurred at approximately 5:22 p.m. on Myers Street in the Village of Buckeye Lake. According to the Highway Patrol, Webster was traveling westbound on Myers Street when his motorcycle drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a traffic sign. Webster was...
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...
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department has received a $42,000 grant from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The Muskingum County Sheriffs Office applied for the grant based on the number of fatal crashes on local roads as well as the number of partnerships within our community. Between 2011 and 2013 there were 30 fatal crashes in Muskingum county as well as 127 serious injury cases.
With the grant, the ZMCHD and Ohio State Highway Patrol will focus on...
The number of traffic fatalities in the state hit a record low for 2013, but the State Highway Patrol reports that there were three fatalities to start off the new year.
Two of the fatal crashes happened in Adams and Fayette counties, while the third occurred in Holmes County. According to the OSHP, none of the people killed were wearing a seatbelt. Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post said there were 966 confirmed traffic deaths in 2013, the lowest number of traffic...
Seven teenagers walked away with minor injuries after two cars flipped over on Dresden Road near Powelson in separate incidents Tuesday afternoon.
Highway Patrol Sergeant Melanie Appleman says a gray Acura with five young adults, was southbound on Dresden road around 2:40, when driver, 19-year-old Bradley King, lost control and overturned on the left side of the road. Trooper Appleman says then the second vehicle, with two occupants, driven by 16 year old Bryan Namowicz, was distracted...