Stories tagged with: State Highway Patrol

May 20, 2011 - 1:32pm
3 years 44 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
3 years 44 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...

March 4, 2011 - 5:39pm
4 years 2 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 - 6:33pm
4 years 5 weeks 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 - 5:47am
4 years 6 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 - 6:36am
4 years 6 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 - 4:22am
4 years 13 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 - 6:35pm
4 years 8 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 - 10:10pm
4 years 14 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 - 1:06pm
4 years 16 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...

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