Highway Patrol continues focus on impaired driving enforcement


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In 2018, 13,364 OVI-related crashes occurred on Ohio roadways resulting in 402 deaths and 7,811 injuries. This represents an 8% decrease in crashes from 2017, although the number of fatalities stayed essentially unchanged. OVI-related crashes accounted for 37% of all fatal crashes in 2018. Further, almost one in three OVI crashes involved drugged driving (4,126) either alone or in addition to alcohol.


OSHP Traffic Safety Bulletin | July 2019

WILMINGTON – As part of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s ongoing effort to make Ohio’s roadways safer, troopers are continuing to focus on impaired driving enforcement.

During the first five months of 2019, troopers have made more than 10,000 arrests for impaired driving, resulting in 22 fewer OVI-related fatal crashes.

In 2018, there were 13,364 OVI-related crashes on Ohio roadways, killing 402 people and injuring 7,811 others. During that same period, troopers removed more than 26,600 impaired drivers from Ohio roadways

“We can’t fight the battle against impaired driving on our own – we need your commitment to make our roads safe,” said Lieutenant Stan Jordan of the Wilmington Post. “Everyone can help make our roads safer by planning ahead, designating a sober driver and insisting that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up.”

This year, troopers from the Wilmington Post have removed 134 impaired drivers from our roadways.

The public is encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers, drug activity or stranded motorists.

To view a copy of the entire statistical recap, visit http://bit.ly/2JiaQxV .

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In 2018, 13,364 OVI-related crashes occurred on Ohio roadways resulting in 402 deaths and 7,811 injuries. This represents an 8% decrease in crashes from 2017, although the number of fatalities stayed essentially unchanged. OVI-related crashes accounted for 37% of all fatal crashes in 2018. Further, almost one in three OVI crashes involved drugged driving (4,126) either alone or in addition to alcohol.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/07/web1_Screenshot-297-.jpgIn 2018, 13,364 OVI-related crashes occurred on Ohio roadways resulting in 402 deaths and 7,811 injuries. This represents an 8% decrease in crashes from 2017, although the number of fatalities stayed essentially unchanged. OVI-related crashes accounted for 37% of all fatal crashes in 2018. Further, almost one in three OVI crashes involved drugged driving (4,126) either alone or in addition to alcohol. OSHP Traffic Safety Bulletin | July 2019

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