It looks like the travels brought about by Thanksgiving were a little safer than normal this year in Ohio. Today the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a release that showed fewer fatalities in 2011 than the previous two years. Here is a bit of the release from the State Highway Patrol:
… COLUMBUS – Provisional numbers released today by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show fewer motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday. During the reporting period, which began Wednesday, November 23, at 12:00 a.m., and ran through Sunday, November 27, at 11:59 p.m., 14 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways. This is a decrease from the past two years when 18 people lost their lives in 2010 and 20 died in 2009. Additionally, this year’s reporting period was longer as it included the entire day before Thanksgiving while last year’s reporting began at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Impaired driving arrests increased more than 14 percent and drug arrests were up more than 37 percent when compared to last year’s holiday. One incident that resulted in the seizure of an estimated $800,000 in cash began as a traffic stop on Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 70 in Preble County.
“We are encouraged by the reduction of fatalities and the increase in the arrests of criminals using our highways to carry out their crimes,” said Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent. “I hope that the success of this holiday weekend will continue throughout the remainder of the year.”
A complete statistical analysis of the Patrol’s enforcement activity over the holiday weekend and a photo of the seized cash are available at statepatrol.ohio.gov…
That’s all we have for today. We hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. Don’t forget to come see the Ohio OVI Blog’s own Brian Taubman at Around the Corner in Lakewood this Thursday from 7-11 pm. He’ll be guest bar tending with his mustache as part of his Movember charity efforts.
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Happy Turkey week, Ohio. As we mentioned last week, the upcoming holiday means a lot of travel, which means that the Ohio State Highway Patrol and local police offices will be out in full force to ensure safety.
Keep this in mind as you head out to stuff yourself full of turkey, gravy and eggnog. If you enjoy your holiday with a few adult beverages, designate a driver.
Here’s what we know about the checkpoints throughout the state so far.
Cleveland will be having a checkpoint Wednesday night. It will be from 10 pm to 3 am on Ontario at Carnegie Avenue.
Clark County will also have two checkpoints on Wednesday. The first will be from 2 pm to 8 pm on North and Center. The second will be along US 40 from 8:30-midnight.
Euclid will have one Wednesday night as well. That one, too, we will post details on as we hear more.
Middletown will have a checkpoint Wednesday night from 11 p to 3 am. It will be along Route 4.
More than 1.6 million Ohioans will be traveling for Thanksgiving weekend, and the Ohio Highway Patrol announced today that they would be setting up saturation points and extra patrols across Buckeye land. Here’s some more details on that, if you’re interested.
The moral of the story, as always, is party safe. If you run into an issue and need a DUI attorney, contact Taubman Law.
Have a great holiday. Don’t forget to share your holiday season with the Ohio OVI Blog by liking us on Facebook.
As most of you know, we dedicate most of our time at the Ohio OVI Blog to conversations about the issues of drunk driving in our fair state.
But we do have other interests, including mustaches and charity. One of the fine attorneys from Taubman Law, The Ohio OVI Blog’s own Brian Taubman, is growing a mustache this month for charity as part of the Movemeber movement to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.
All month Brian has been grooming his facial hair out drive in funds. Check out his Movember page to see the ‘stache.
If you’re in Northeast Ohio, you can also see Brian and other members of his mustache fund-raising team – The Mustache Fives – at Around The Corner in Lakewood on December 1. He will be guest bar tending that night and a portion of the proceeds will go to the cause.
Regardless of whether you spell it mustache or moustache, it’s a great cause. Visit Brian’s page today to make a donation and see the lip sweater. Or, come to Around the Corner on December 1 from 7 pm to 1 am to see his Burt Reynolds in person.
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Happy Friday, Ohio. After a week to relax and bask in the last of the warm weather we are back and better than ever. Heading into the holiday season you can expect more checkpoint posts filled with our sharp wit and strong sentence structures.
Let’s get down to business. (See, that was a strong declarative sentence.)
Thus far, we know of three checkpoints this weekend.
Akron will be having one tonight (Friday) at 3719 S. Main Street. We do not have the hours for this checkpoint.
Butler County will have one tonight from 11 pm to 4 am. It will be in the city of Monroe along Ohio 73.
Lucas County will have one tonight from 9 pm to 1 am tonight. The checkpoint will be held in the 6800 block of Angola Road in Springfield Township.
We also know about a checkpoint in Cleveland next Wednesday evening. This will be one of many throughout the area on the day before Thanksgiving. More details on that to follow.
Enjoy the weekend and, as always, drive safe.
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Happy Friday, Ohio. It’s time for your weekly checkpoint list.
The first weekend in November doesn’t feature too many checkpoints thus far, although we’re awaiting details from a few more cities. For now, we know about one checkpoint.
Middletown in Butler County will have a checkpoint tonight from 11 pm to 3 am. It will be on Ohio 4.
As always, it’s our recommendation that you don’t drink and drive. If you want to go out and have a good time this weekend, designate a driver.
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