Thursday, September 11 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:42:15 GMT
A Toledo man charged with raping and molesting minors was arrested Santa Fe, New Mexico on Thursday, September 11.More >>
A Toledo man charged with raping and molesting minors was arrested Santa Fe, New Mexico on Thursday. More >>
LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign kicked off Friday. More than 600 agencies across the country are teaming up to reduce drunk driving crashes.
All law enforcement agencies in Lucas County are involved.
It's an 18-day campaign. There will be increased law enforcement on the roads, and agencies will strategically plan four different DUI checkpoints to crack down on drivers.
In 2012, 51 percent of the fatal accidents in Lucas County were alcohol or drug related, and 18 people died as a result.
"Innocent people die. It's not always the impaired driver who dies in a crash," said Gwen Neundorfer, with Lucas County Traffic Safety. "Often, it's the person who was minding their own business and not doing anything wrong that pays the price."
The areas where law enforcement will conduct the checkpoints is based on statistics – wherever there have been fatal accidents or drunk driving arrests in the past.
"Our goal, obviously, is to reduce fatalities," said Det. Mark Woodruff, of the Lucas County DUI Task Force. "Fatalities in Ohio are finally at a lower number than they've been in years, so we're obviously doing something right."
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:04:16 GMT
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says his office is working a death pending case, involving two bodies found Monday afternoon.Family members went by to check on a mother and son and found both of themMore >>
Family members went by to check on Frances Copsy and her son, Ronald Whittington, and found both of them dead.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:37:13 GMT
We're trying to get more information now on a body found in Jackson this morning. We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North, near Beasley Road andMore >>
We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North and Beasley Road.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:39:00 GMT
MDOT is reporting a large accident at I-55 N before MS 463 in Madison. Skycopter traffic reports that the incident could be 2 separate accidents involving up to 9 cars. All lanes are blocked and theMore >>
All lanes are back open and traffic is flowing smoothly.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:18:35 GMT
We're in the beginning of Fall Harvest season and some Holmes County farmers are already experiencing set backs. A number of thefts targeting farmers have been reported in Holmes County. Sheriff WillieMore >>
Sheriff Willie March says his department has received four reports of stolen farm equipment. Some of the stolen tractors are valued at up to $55,000 dollars.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:23:56 GMT
Fire fighters are on the scene of a massive house fire burning in West Jackson. It started before 4:00am on Patann Street near Boling Street. That's near Medgar Evers Blvd. Flames have completely engulfedMore >>
Flames completely engulfed the home. It's not clear what sparked the flames, but the house was vacant at the time of the fire so there were no injuries.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:11:21 GMT
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety. Hannah Elizabeth Graham sent her friends a text message around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday,More >>
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:42:19 GMT
Relief is on the way for motorists in Brandon who travel through the Highway 80 and Interstate 20 intersection. Planned construction will improve a high accident area at the on ramp there. "It's justMore >>
Relief is on the way for motorists in Brandon who travel through the Highway 80 and Interstate 20 intersection. Planned construction will improve a high accident area at the on ramp there.More >>
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