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Published: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 9:57 PM
COLUMBUS — The number of fatal crashes and the fatalities resulting from them this 2017 Thanksgiving holiday reporting period are up compared to the same five-day period in 2016, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a prepared statement Monday.
For the period from midnight Wednesday, Nov. 22, to 11:59 p.m., Nov. 26:
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Arrests for operating a vehicle while impaired, drug violations and seat belts also increased this year over 2016
"The lack of safety belt usage remains a significant problem," said Col. Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. "Motorists need to remember wearing a safety belt is the most important thing they can do to protect themselves during a crash."
In the first 10 months of 2017, alcohol-involved fatal crashes have decreased by 15 percent. During the same time period, troopers made more than 23,000 arrests for driving while impaired, an 8 percent increase from 2016.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:21 AM
— Another meteor may have lit up the sky late Wednesday night.
Several reports have come into our newsroom of a bright flash that shot across the sky just before midnight. People from Englewood, Marysville and Randolph County, Ind. have said they saw the bright flash, with some saying it was bright blue or blue/green.
The American Meteor Society received several reports of a meteor in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky.
A meteor was spotted in Ohio, Michigan and Canada late Tuesday.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 5:06 AM
MIAMI COUNTY — A pursuit that started in Piqua late Wednesday night reached speeds of over 100 mph, according to police.
The pursuit started just after 11 p.m. after an officer attempted a traffic stop on a suspected OVI driver, police said.
The suspect vehicle fled from police, reaching speeds of just over 100 mph. The vehicle hit stop sticks and crashed in Troy at 11:24 p.m., 17 minutes after the pursuit started.
The driver, identified as Mark Lee Yount, 33, of Dayton, was arrested for OVI, tampering with evidence, trafficking in drugs, fleeing and eluding, and possession of a firearm under disability.
The passenger, identified as Austin Lee Stahl, 21, of Piqua, is facing charges of tampering with evidence and fleeing and eluding.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 2:51 AM
DAYTON — A driver was ticketed after backing their car into a Dayton police cruiser early Thursday morning.
The crash happened around 2:15 a.m. on Watervliet Avenue near Smithville Road.
A witness told our crew that a passenger got out of a black car and started walking away. The driver put the car in reverse and backed up in an attempt to get his passenger back in the car, but instead, backed up into the police cruiser.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:31 AM
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