Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

August 11, 2011 - 8:23am
2 years 48 weeks ago

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol announces an OVI checkpoint for Friday evening.

The checkpoint will take place in Fairfield County and is funded by federal grant funds. It is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

Lt. Craig Cvetan commander of the Lancaster Post said, "Based on provisional data there were 429 OVI related fatal crashes in which 478 people were killed last year in Ohio.

State Troopers make on average of 25,000 OVI arrests...

August 1, 2011 - 7:19pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Traffic was at a stand still on Interstate 70 earlier this evening after a vehicle lost control and then went into oncoming traffic.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Kay Perkins, shortly after 5 o'clock a 29 year-old Byesville woman was on her way to school heading West Bound on 70 when she lost control, went over the median, and landed on the east bound side.

"We haven't confirmed yet if she was ejected or not," said Perkins. "When the...

July 28, 2011 - 10:47am
2 years 50 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol makes plans for an OVI checkpoint in Muskingum County.

The checkpoint will take place in an area known for OVI activity. Cars will be checked based on a pattern created by troopers.

"During the contact we'll look at the driver for impairment. Glassy eyes, slurred speech, strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, failure to yield to the OVI checkpoint and there may be some traffic violations as they come in," said State Highway Patrol Lt....

May 16, 2011 - 6:45am
3 years 8 weeks ago

The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol said the patrol has announced troopers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this week.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day before and the location of the checkpoint will be announced the morning of.

Cambridge's Patrol Commander Lt. Nakia Hendrix said troopers made over 26,000 OVI arrests last...

November 9, 2010 - 7:01pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

When you think of the holiday season, most of us envision a feast, time with the family, or a chance to relax. But for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, it means overtime and making more contacts with drivers.

Thanksgiving is considered a highly traveled holiday. So, to keep you safe on the roadways, the Zanesville Post is taking part in a two-week enforcement initiative. It starts this Thursday and will last through the end of the month.

"We just want to try to increase...

September 6, 2010 - 5:49pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

As you returned home from your holiday weekend destinations, you probably saw more cruisers on the roadways, but did you know you were being watched from above?

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is taking to the air on this Labor Day. Its aviation section has a dozen planes that are used across the state.

"Up in the air, it gives us essentially a birds eye view of what the traffic trends are, " says Trooper Pilot George King.

70% of the time, these planes are used for...

September 1, 2010 - 4:38pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

Around 34 million people are expected to travel during the upcoming holiday weekend.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it's preparing for a higher volume of traffic, especially on Interstate 70. Starting Friday night, troopers say they will be looking for crash-causing violations.

"That's really what we plan for, to be out in numbers and to watch for that. (We) try to keep traffic slowed down so we can keep people a little safer traveling through the area...

August 31, 2010 - 6:11pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

It seems as though traffic has stalled quite a bit on Interstate 70 over the past few weeks, all due to accidents on the major highway.

But the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it's dealing with the same number of accidents on the roadway this year as it did this time last year. There have been 38 crashes so far, including a fatal crash that took the lives of three adults and two children back in June.

Sergeant Chuck Merryman says some of the most recent crashes...

June 2, 2010 - 5:14pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

A school bus accident has claimed the life of a Nashport Elementary School student. 6-year-old Kasey King of Frazeysburg left for school this morning, got on the bus, and never made it back home.

It's the day before the Tri-Valley School District was supposed to break for summer vacation. Nashport Elementary School was celebrating Field Day, with planned games and activities, but a tragic accident along State Route 60 just after 8 a.m. in Nashport cut the fun short.

Zanesville...

May 3, 2010 - 6:06pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

You will be hearing more of the phrase "Click It or Ticket" this month.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants to make sure people are protecting themselves while driving, but some aren't heeding the warning.

"A lot of the crashes that we show up to, arrive, and investigate, they're still not wearing their seatbelts, which could potentially have saved their lives, " says Zanesville Post Commander Lieutenant Steven Rine.

Because it's the law, troopers will...

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