Stories tagged with: Ohio State Highway Patrol

October 21, 2012 - 9:16pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

A rollover accident on I-70 shut down traffic for hours Sunday afternoon.

The crash occurred just after 2 p.m. in the westbound lane near mile marker 162. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says driver Timothy Hayslip from West Jefferson, Ohio lost control of his truck and camper while attempting to pass a semi.

"Witnesses stated that the camper started moving back and forth, the power unit in the camper traveled off the left side of the roadway, the camper struck the...

October 2, 2012 - 10:22pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office is on the search for a man believed to be behind a string of robberies near Coshocton.

Sheriff's Lieutenant Dean Hettinger said 34-year old Paul Smith of Coshocton is wanted in connection with several daytime home burglaries in Keene Township.

Hettinger said while searching some property, deputies believed Smith was hiding in a house trailer, which lead to the man hunt.

"We did what we call a reverse 9-1-1 or Redhawk, to let the...

August 27, 2012 - 4:17pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

Law enforcement officials are calling last week's OVI Checkpoint in Zanesville a success.

It took place Friday evening on Pershing road in Springfield township.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said the collaborative operation with state and county law enforcement yielded some interesting results both in and around the checkpoint.

"Only one person had any sign of alcohol use inside the checkpoint," said Coury.  "He was checked and he did not test...

August 24, 2012 - 5:25am
2 years 34 weeks ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol will hold a sobriety checkpoint in our area Friday.

The checkpoint will take place on Pershing Road in Springfield Township between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. 

This checkpoint is funded by federal grant dollars and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. 

Saturation patrols will also take place nearby in order to aggressively combat alcohol related fatal and injury crashes.  

August 18, 2012 - 6:19pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

Two people were seriously injured following a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in Washington Township.

The State Highway Patrol said just before 3 p.m. a motorcycle carrying 35-year-old Scott Helms and his wife, 40-year-old Michelle Helms of Reynoldsburg, was traveling northbound on State Route 666, when it slammed into a car occupied by 30-year-old Gary Smith of Newark and 38-year old Chris Sheridan of Heath.

Sergeant Chuck Merryman said the car was pulling out of a...

June 22, 2012 - 6:19pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

A juvenile was sent to the hospital following a rollover crash in Frazeysburg Friday afternoon.

Trooper Stephen Williams with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, says a Ford Bronco was westbound on County Road 76, also known as Narrows road, around 4:00 p.m., when driver Brian Barr lost control.

"It drove off the right side of the road, down a ravine, and overturned." explained Trooper Williams.

Barr suffered only a few cuts and scrapes in the...

June 9, 2012 - 9:15pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol said alcohol may have been a factor in an accident Saturday evening.

Trooper Stephen Williams said the driver of a Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound on Old Wheeling Road when he clipped an underground phone line and a private gas well before crashing into a utility pole.

"The driver was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center for medical treatment, and we do believe that alcohol was a factor in this crash," said Williams.

The name...

May 29, 2012 - 5:04pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

Highways were full of travelers this Memorial Day weekend...

The State Highway Patrol had to increase its enforcement to ensure road safety. Trooper Mike Forshey said there were 14 traffic accidents in the area over the weekend, and only a few resulted in minor injuries.

"Traffic from probably noon to 4pm, probably tripled the normal amount of traffic that we would normally see. And then from, I'm going to say from 4, 5, until about 8-9 o'clock, doubled again. It was just...

May 24, 2012 - 5:23pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are preparing to hit the road this holiday weekend.

The patrol will be working with local agencies, including the Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office to patrol for speed on the ground and in the sky.

Zanesville Post Commander, Steven Rine of the State Highway Patrol said just because you don't see law enforcement on the road, doesn't mean that your speed isn't being monitored.

"We...

April 9, 2012 - 4:41pm
3 years 1 week ago

The month of April means distracted drivers for the State Highway Patrol...

More drivers are out and about during springtime, and there are more accidents due to distracted driving. Lieutenant Steven Rine said there are three specific ways in which drivers lose focus.

"Visual, in other words, taking your eyes off the road. Manual, you're taking your hands off of the wheel. The third is going to be your cognitive, you're just not thinking, you may be emotionally distracted....

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