Ohio State Highway Patrol

Statewide News
7:35 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Ohio Patrol Reports Increased Drug-Related Arrests

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has reported more drug-related arrests and seizures in Ohio in the first half of this year compared with the first six months of 2012. 

Recently released patrol statistics show troopers made 4,728 drug arrests January through June for an 18 percent increase over the same period last year. The Dayton Daily News reports that is a rise of 42 percent compared to the average number of arrests from 2010 through 2012.

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Statewide News
7:35 am
Thu July 18, 2013

ACLU: Ohio Patrol Policy More Protective Than Some

An American Civil Liberties Union report on police departments' increased use of license-plate scanning notes that the scanning policy of the State Highway Patrol in Ohio is more protective of privacy than some.

The report released Wednesday found scanners affixed to police cars, bridges or buildings around the country capture license plate images providing records of people's location and movement. That information often goes into databases that can be reviewed much later.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:35 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Ohio State Highway Patrol Release Report on Air Show Crash

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol - pilot error was the cause of a crash at the Vectren Dayton Air Show last month.  Killed in the June 22nd accident were the plane’s owner, 44 year-old Jane Wicker – who was performing a wing walking stunt at the time - and the pilot 64 year-old Charlie Schwenker.

The report cites slow speed and a lack of lift, causing the plane to stall and then crash before thousands of spectators. Lt. Anne Ralston says the Patrol’s report is based on eye-witness accounts, video, and measurements taken at the crash site.

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Statewide News
12:04 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Troopers, State Police Target Distracted Driving

State troopers in Ohio are joining with state police in four neighboring states to crack down and increase awareness about distracted driving.

The week-long effort that begins Sunday is part of a move to reduce distracted driving crashes.

The State Highway Patrol in Ohio says the project will also involve the Kentucky State Police, Indiana State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police.

Ohio Patrol Superintendent Colonel John Born says taking your eyes off the road for even a few seconds can be dangerous.

Statewide News
12:02 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Ohio Patrol Says New Hotline Spurs More Crime Tips

The State Highway Patrol says increased efforts to crack down on drug trafficking and other crimes are paying off with more calls from the public to its revamped hotline and greater use of its unit that follows up on tips and helps other agencies.

The #677 number replaced the old hotline a year ago. The patrol gets more than 4,000 calls per month and has begun trying to track more specifically how many come through the hotline.

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