Police Caution Against Drunk Driving

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

A driver who was driving under the influence could be to blame for the recent death of rookie major leagues baseball player Nick Adenhart.

This comes as a shock to folks everywhere, and police say with it being the start to a holiday weekend, drivers should take even more caution, because DUI's tend to go up on holiday weekends.

"During holiday weekends we often have an increase in OVI's and OVI related crashes, and we're just encouraging the public that if you're going to go out and have a couple of drinks, to either have a designated driver or call a cab and have them take you home instead," Katie Warden with the Marietta Police Department said.

Police say if you're caught driving under the influence you could go to jail and even lose your license.


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  • by Roper Location: Planet West Virginia on Apr 12, 2009 at 05:54 AM
    I hope they are actually able to get a few more drunks off of the road. I will do my part to help thats for sure. If I suspect anyone of drivng and drinking , I will be the 1st to call 911.
  • by Martha Location: Washington Bottom on Apr 11, 2009 at 11:23 AM
    OVI= Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated
  • by Wha? Location: Pburg on Apr 11, 2009 at 03:03 AM
    Ok, they've come up with some new initials for drunk driving: anyone actually know what OVI stands for?
  • by Donna Location: Pburg on Apr 10, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    Our officers do their job of taking drunk drivers off of the streets, and I thank all of them out there that do so. However the judges need to start doing more then wrist slapping to put these nut cases away! Everyone please be safe and have a blessed Easter!
  • by cici Location: parkersburg on Apr 10, 2009 at 05:30 PM
    why is it that wtap always has to go to ohio for interviews? is pburg not good enough anymore>?
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