Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

June 21, 2013 - 8:29pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol says about $338,000 worth of pills seized in southwest Ohio marks the patrol's largest prescription pill seizure to date and led to the arrest of a Michigan man.

Troopers say they seized more than 17,000 pills, including drugs such as oxycodone and methadone, after a traffic stop Thursday in Montgomery County.

Troopers had stopped a sport utility vehicle after receiving reports of reckless driving on Interstate 75 near Vandalia.

The patrol says 30-...

May 2, 2013 - 4:59pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

After starting his career as a cadet dispatcher, Trooper Mike Forshey will turn in his badge, uniform and gear at the end of his last shift on Friday as he retires from serving 31-years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

"It's going to be kind of interesting, it's going to be a little different not being part of the team, not being part of what's bigger than you are. But I'm really looking forward to doing something else for a while," said  Forshey.

Forshey says...

May 1, 2013 - 9:49pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

One person was taken by med-flight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus after a head on collision near 4480 State Route 37 in Perry County Wednesday evening.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Aaron Vollmer, right before 6 p.m.., a young male driver operating a gold Chrysler sedan was driving east on 37, when he was stung by a bee, causing him to drive left of center, striking a Jeep Liberty traveling west head on.

"The young man driving the Chrysler, wasn't...

April 29, 2013 - 5:50pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol responded around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon to the scene of the three vehicle accident on State Route 146, just past Northpointe Drive causing a huge backup of traffic driving westbound.

"A silver Nissan was rear ended by a silver Ford SUV. After the silver SUV rear ended the first car, that vehicle was in turn rear ended by a maroon Buick.," said Trooper Fowler.

Trooper Fowler says there were two people in the Buick, two people in the Ford and...

April 28, 2013 - 12:22pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash that happened Saturday night in Salt Lick Township.

Troopers from the Lancaster Patrol Post in Perry County responded to a call at 7:14 p.m. from a driver reporting an accident.

According to the OSHP, Michael R. Starlin, 53, of Zanesville was driving westbound on SR-155 on his Harley Davidson when he lost control of his motorcycle. Starlin traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a pole, ejecting...

April 9, 2013 - 9:29pm
2 years 1 week ago

A dump truck rolled over late this afternoon, pinning the driver.

The accident occurred around 5 p-m on Pleasant Valley Road. The driver, Jerry Swingle, 80-years-old of Zanesville was traveling north on Pleasant Valley Road towards State Route 146 when the front right tire blew. the ford truck traveled off the right side of the road, struck a culvert and landed in a large ditch, pinning Swingle.

Lieutenant Andrew Jones, from National Trails Fire Department said, "Well, first...

March 11, 2013 - 5:23pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is giving safety tips for young drivers and their parents to keep in mind as the warm weather comes our way. The Zanesville post says serious injury and fatal crashes in the past two years involving young drivers have been on the rise and that distracted driving is a huge contributing factor for those crashes.
 

"They need to base speed limits, wear their safety belts, do not drink and drive or use drugs and drive of course. Make sure...

January 12, 2013 - 2:43pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Five teens were injured in an accident near dresden this morning.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident that took place on Airy View Drive around 11 a-m. The 17 year old driver and four occupants, two sixteen year olds and two fifteen year olds were all taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.

Troopers say the Mazda Tribute was traveling north on Airy View then drove off the right side of the road struck two fence posts, a tree and then overturned...

December 17, 2012 - 12:49pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Multiple people were sent to the hospital Monday morning, as the result of a three-vehicle accident.

The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said it happened around 8:30 Monday morning on State Route 60 North in the area of McGlade School Road. Trooper Mike Forshey said a blue pickup truck and a tan SUV were headed southbound, while a green SUV was heading north.

"The green SUV lost control, in the area behind where the lower fire...

November 20, 2012 - 6:50pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

If you're planning on traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday expect to see an increase in law enforcement on the roadways.

43.6 million Americans are expected to drive at least 50 miles over the course of the holiday, which means the State Highway Patrol will be sending extra units out looking for impaired drivers. The Patrol reports that last year in Ohio seventeen people were killed over the Thanksgiving holiday, and 30% of those deaths were alcohol related.

"Buzzed...

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