Fewer Crashes but More OVI Arrests over Holiday Weekend

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

It was a busy weekend for holiday travelers, and also for those who work to keep the roads safe.

Ohio Highway Patrol officers at the Marietta Post tell us the number of crashes this fourth of July weekend was just about half of what they experienced last year; responding to 13 last year, and six this year.

However, the number of OVI arrests doubled from last year's four to this year's eight.

Officers also say they issued 55 safety-belt citations and 194 other citations.


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  • by Mark Location: Ohio on Jul 8, 2009 at 11:59 PM
    Happy independence day, slave. Stop at the roadblock, show us your paperwork, blow into the tube, give us your blood, answer our questions. Have a nice day, don't be late for work on Monday, remember your income taxes support the State. And our sales taxes. And your tag tax for the car. And your property taxes. Don't even dream of getting ahead, slave, just stay sobor in your misery or we will lock you away in a cage. Ah, Liberty; ain't it great?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 at 10:06 AM
    hmm what's this mean, more responsible drunk drivers on the road? Fewer crashes.........
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