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Ohio Patrol Warns Against Holiday Drunk Driving

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in Ohio and throughout the region are warning that drunken driving won

Laurel Lynch, 32, was driving 1999 Saturn Tuesday headed east on the Liberty Expressway just to the west of the Jefferson Street exit came to a rest after1 p.m. in the median after flipping three times. Lynch lost control of the car trying to avoid a semitruck, stated an Albany Police Department report.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in Ohio and throughout the region are warning that drunken driving won't be tolerated over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Thursday that troopers will be out in full force to take drunken motorists off the roads. The patrol notes that it made more than 600 arrests for impaired driving during the Independence Day travel period last year.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says law enforcement agencies throughout the Midwest will take part in a coordinated crackdown on drunken driving for five days, beginning Friday. The agency says alcohol typically plays a role in nearly half of all fatal crashes around the Fourth of July.

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