Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

March 4, 2011 - 4:39pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

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...

February 17, 2011 - 5:33pm
4 years 1 week ago

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...

February 10, 2011 - 4:47am
4 years 2 weeks ago

A major roadway is shut down following an early Thursday morning accident.

The State Highway Patrol Cambridge Post said that Interstate 70 eastbound is closed in Cambridge at mile post 179, that's just east of the State Route 209 interchange.

In addition the interstate is not accessible from State Route 209.

The patrol said the road is closed due to a crash between a semi truck and a car that occurred around 1:50 a.m. Thursday morning.

There's no word on when the...

February 8, 2011 - 5:36am
4 years 2 weeks ago

An effort to target impaired drivers over Super Bowl weekend proves a success for the State Highway Patrol.

The effort began on Friday February 4 and ended Monday February 7th. 

During that time six drivers were arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired and 15 individuals were arrested for under age consumption of alcohol.

The Ohio Investigative Unit also reports issuing eight citations to businesses that sold alcohol to underage persons.

No fatal or...

December 23, 2010 - 3:22am
4 years 9 weeks ago

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...

December 21, 2010 - 5:35pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

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...

December 13, 2010 - 9:10pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

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.

In June an...

December 2, 2010 - 12:06pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol spent Thursday morning catching up on paperwork from traffic accidents caused by the winter weather.

In total Lt. Steven Rine of the Zanesville Post said they covered ten accidents Wednesday and two Thursday morning.

While many may realize to slow down when they see snow, what you can't see may be worse and that causes some very slippery conditions.

"Let's say the air temperature drops, concrete and pavement will drop a lot quicker than the...

December 2, 2010 - 8:50am
4 years 12 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol said that several accidents helped to close Interstate 77 Wednesday night.

Troopers report that a total of nine crashes took place in both the north and south bound lanes. The accidents took place between US 40 and Interstate 70 on Interstate 77.

Two of those crashes involved semis that jackknifed due to icy conditions.

Some injures were reported but all were minor and no one was transported to the hospital.

The road was closed from 5pm...

November 24, 2010 - 11:28am
4 years 13 weeks ago

Traffic clogs roadways as people begin their holiday travels.

Forty million Americans are expected to take to the roadways this holiday weekend. The State Highway Patrol's Sgt. Chuck Merryman says they see more traffic this weekend than during other holidays.

"Thanksgiving it seems people are just trying to get together," said Sgt. Merryman. "They go the extra mile to spend the holidays together."

The patrol said they'll concentrate on violations such as...

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