Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

August 18, 2011 - 5:07pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

The highway patrol had its hands full with back to back accidents on U.S. 40 Thursday afternoon.

Trooper Todd Henry said at about 2:30 Loren Lobell was headed East in a Dodge Caravan when he attempted to make a left turn hitting West Bound Leanne Ballinger's Pontiac Bonaville. About 10 minutes later Trooper Henry said another two car accident took place at that same location.

"It is kind of rare," said Henry. "People get distracted looking at what...

August 12, 2011 - 11:28am
4 years 3 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol announced Friday the location of an OVI checkpoint in Fairfield County.

The checkpoint will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on State Route 204 just east of State Route 37 in Fairfield County.

The OVI checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.

August 11, 2011 - 9:40pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Two almost simultaneous rollover crashes in Duncan Falls tied up troopers and traffic Thursday evening.

Around 5 p.m. troopers were called to the corner of State Route 60 and Millers Lane for a three-car-accident. According to the State Highway Patrol, 62-year-old Judy Hooper of Duncan Falls was stopped in a Chevy HHR on Water Street and 48-year-old Tammy Reed of Duncan Falls was stopped in a Nissan Rogue on Millers Lane.

Troopers say 72-year-old Jean Dill of...

August 10, 2011 - 8:59am
4 years 3 weeks ago

Muskingum and surrounding counties saw a slight drop in the number of fatalities this year compared to last year.

A map posted on the State Highway Patrol's website shows that Muskingum County had seven fewer fatalities than last year. Perry County also saw a drop with four less fatalities. Guernsey County saw three less fatal crashes. Noble and Coshocton Counties were both down only one fatality than last year and Morgan and Licking Counties were unchanged.

Cuyahoga County has...

July 27, 2011 - 4:52pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

A man charged in connection with a fatal accident in Muskingum County this past spring appeared in court Wednesday for an arraignment hearing.
 

27-year-old Darnell Harris of Columbus went before Common Pleas Court Judge Kelly Cottrill where he pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while under the influence.


The State Highway Patrol reports that in April  Harris was driving on U.S. 40 in Falls Township when he...

July 5, 2011 - 5:10pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports less drunk driving arrests this Fourth of July.

Trooper Stephen Williams of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says locally they had around 600 stops, 400 of which were for speeding and other offenses. 75 were seatbelt violations, and only 5 were DUI arrests.

"Zero is, in today's society, is unrealistic." said Trooper Williams. "But 5, that's a low number.

Trooper Williams says they had only two crash-related...

June 8, 2011 - 8:00am
4 years 12 weeks ago

An accident leads to a break in the case of a missing Muskingum County teen.

According to the Muskingum County Sheriff's logs, the State Highway Patrol was investigating an accident around 10:00p.m. in Marietta Tuesday night involving 16-year-old Austin Rogers.

Rogers has been missing since June 3rd from the Avondale Youth Center.

The Highway Patrol said the teen was disoriented and had burns on his body. He was flown to Ohio State University Medical Center for treatment....

May 31, 2011 - 5:21pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Memorial Day weekend has come to and end and the numbers are in.
 

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol was out in full force over the holiday weekend. State Trooper, Stephen Williams said, more than 600 stops were made, and about 400 of those were given citations. No serious injuries took place, but 3 minor injuries occurred, all of which involved a motorcycle.
 

"The fact that we didn't have any serious injury crashes, or any fatal...

May 20, 2011 - 1:32pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Troopers with the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for impaired drivers Friday night.

Patrol Commander Lt. Nakia Hendrix says an OVI check point will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on State Route 821 in Olive Township in Noble County.
 

He says the checkpoint which is funded by federal grants is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
 

Lt. Hendrix says the checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with...

May 17, 2011 - 7:55pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Crews spend several hours Tuesday trying to clean up after a semi-truck rollover accident.

According to the State Highway Patrol, Tony Chevalier was driving a semi eastbound in the 9700-block of Marietta Road in New Lexington when he crashed around 4:45 p.m.

"I think he was going too fast down this hill and just kind of lost control and went of the right side," says Trooper Kari Riebesell, Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol.

Trooper Riebesell says...

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