ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Friday from 9 p.m. till midnight the State Highway Patrol and Zanesville Police Department held a sobriety checkpoint.
The checkpoint was held on Northpointe Drive between Military Road and Brandywine Boulevard in Zanesville. There were approximately 15 officers assigned the checkpoint. Lt. Matt Boyd with the Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol said that they are obligated by law to notify the public of DUI checkpoints.
The easy to dial four key combination #667 replaced the old 1-877-7-PATROL number back in 2012 in hopes of making it an easier number for people to remember to report to police if they happen to encounter a potential circumstance that might endanger others.
Matt Boyd, Lieutenant, Ohio State Highway Patrol, said that the number could be dialed for multiple scenarios.
“That can be able to report a disabled motorist, a wreck less driver, and impaired driver, suspected drug...
The State Highway Patrol is partnering with the New Concord Police Department in the fight against hunger in the local community.
The officers will host a food drive at Riesbeck's in New Concord this Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sergeant Melanie Appleman with the State Highway Patrol said it's her first time getting involved with a program like this one and she hopes to build a stronger relationship with the community she serves everyday.
The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is releasing more information from Thursday morning's fatal accident on Interstate 70 in Zanesville.
Around 1:20 Thursday morning, 57-year-old Stanley E. Brooks of Mobile, Alabama was westbound on I-70 near mile marker 153 when his 2009 Freightliner semi-truck went off the right side of the roadway and struck the guardrail.
The state patrol said the vehicle then re-entered the roadway and became disabled. That's when 50...
The State Highway Patrol said they'll hold an OVI checkpoint Friday evening.
The federally funded checkpoint will take place in Fairfield County. The exact location will be announced Friday morning.
Based on provisional data the State Patrol said there were 271 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 297 people were killed last year. The Commander of the Lancaster Post Lt. S.E. Caplinger said that each year troopers make an average of 25,000 OVI arrests.
Authorities say a semi truck hauling milk crashed on Interstate 77 near Caldwell Monday morning claiming the life of the driver.
The State Highway Patrol reports that 62-year-old Gary Ford of Beverly was driving southbound just before 7:00 a.m when his semi went off the right side of the roadway, struck the guard rail and overturned.
Ford was trapped in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say milk spilled into a nearby creek as a result...