Being distracted behind the wheel can literally be a driving force in thousands of accidents across the country.
A study done by AAA finds that distraction played a role in 58 percent of teen crashes studied. Sergeant Chuck Merryman with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said it's something that officers deal with on a daily basis.
"We see distracted driving in all levels or all ages of drivers," Merryman said. "Unfortunately teen drivers are just as prone if not more...
The State Patrol says a drunk driver is to blame as two cars collided on North River Road East Wednesday evening.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. just north of Riverside Park. According to Trooper Troy Hale, an intoxicated Derek Bush, 36, of Roseville was heading north in an Olds 88 and went left of center. He then collided head on with a Ford Focus driven by Charles B. Kinney, 34, of Zanesville who was traveling southbound.
The State Highway Patrol says icy road conditions are to blame for a two car injury accident earlier Wednesday.
It happened just after 11:30 a.m. on State Route 93. Troopers say Mackenzy Shultz was driving a silver Impala north on State Route 93 when the vehicle went left of center and struck a grey Dodge Neon. That vehicle was occupied by the driver Samuel Williams and his wife. All three individuals were taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries...
A bomb threat has been called in to the Somerset Police Department Monday evening on N. Columbus St.
Somerset police say the caller claimed to have hostages, but the officers on the scene do not believe there are any hostages involved. The Ohio Department of Transportation set up a blockade at 5:30. The State Highway Patrol Special Response Team is on the scene. The Somerset Police Department, the State Highway Patrol and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office all have responded...
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said they continue to investigate a two car injury accident near Duncan Falls.
The accident took place Thursday, September 25 just before 6pm on State Route 60.
Sergeant Jeff Jirles of the Zanesville Post says the crash sent a total of five people to Genesis Hospital. Three of the injured are area teens ranging in ages from 14 to 16 as well as a mother and her infant daughter.
Driving's a freedom that we get at the age of 16, but as we age getting behind the wheel can be a danger to ourselves and others.
Lieutenant Matt Boyd said there's no designated age to hang up the keys. For some it may be 50 years-old while for others 90. Lt. Boyd said it's important for those driving to stay in shape and talk to their doctor about the medications they're taking and how to minimize interactions with them.