The Ohio State Highway Patrol is increasing its efforts to enforce safety on the roadways and prevent drunk driving.
Reports show that last year there were 13,919 OVI related crashes on Ohio roadways, killing 397 people and injuring an additional 8,517. Sergeant Clark Felix said these numbers are unacceptable and need to be reduced.
"It's not just our problem, it's everyone's problem, everybody needs to talk to their friends if they're having parties at home or just family...
A Zanesville man is taken by Med-Flight to a Columbus hospital after crashing his vehicle on U.S. 22 in Newton Township.
The accident happened around 3 p.m. Thursday.
Trooper Steven Williams with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Jeffrey Dunwoody was travelling east on U.S. 22 near State Route 345 when his car veered off the right side of the road.
Williams say Dunwoody overcorrected and then went off the...
The State Highway Patrol said alcohol appears to be a factor in a crash that leaves one person dead Wednesday evening.
Troopers with the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol said that just after 5pm 34-year-old Phillip Oliver, of Columbus, was traveling west on US 22 enar Avalon Road when he lost control on his 1992 Honda Accord, traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and troopers said no seatbelt was in use...
Local law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the upcoming holiday weekend.
According to AAA, nearly 3.5 million Ohioans will travel 50 miles or more during the holidays. To ensure the safety of all drivers, the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol will be monitoring the roadways more closely.
"We traditionally will make sure that we have a full allotment of troopers on the road specifically what we watch out for is crash causing violations, trying to keep...
The second in command at the Ohio State Highway Patrol is under investigation after officials say he let a close friendship stemming from his days at the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, interfere with an investigation.
The Ohio Inspector General released a report Monday saying that Lieutenant Colonel Peyton Watts was in frequent telephone contact before and during the administrative investigation of former Patrol Staff Lieutenant Roger Norris.