Drunk driving plays a significant role in the number of car accidents in Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said drunk driving cause more than 40 percent of all fatal car accidents in Ohio last year. Drunk driving accidents are a serious threat in Ohio and law enforcement has been trying to reduce the high number of car accidents caused by impaired drivers.
The holidays are a time for joyful celebrations. Unfortunately, the holidays also bring along stress and sometimes hazardous weather conditions that make it difficult to drive safely during the winter.
Daytime drunk driving has become more of a problem in Ohio, according to Ohio law enforcement agencies. Drunk driving is very dangerous and contributes to many fatal car accidents every year in Ohio.
Traffic fatality statistics offer a glimpse into the behavior of drivers and one area law enforcement always looks at is motor vehicle accidents and drunk driving citations over each and every holiday weekend. It seems the more time off American workers have the more likely we are to be involved in a car accident, or if we are lucky only pulled over for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The good news over this past holiday weekend, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol is that fewer travelers were killed on Ohio's roads when looking back over statistics in the past three years.
Although this story did not occur in Ohio, it is one anyone anywhere will surely be touched by. In mid-July 2009 just days before a little girl's ninth birthday she and her family were returning home after a day of fun at the mall. Then her and her family's life changed in an instant when a drunk driver crashed into their vehicle seriously injuring the young girl. That driver was almost three times over the legal limit to drive and now he, and this little girl and her family must deal with the fall out of his actions that day.
Yes, you read that caption right, a woman was recently cited for causing three separate drunk driving accidents within three hours of each other. While this may sound amazing, the woman, in fact, admitted that she was responsible for the three crashes.
A 3-year-old has died following a tragic pedestrian accident on Westwood Street in Cincinnati early Monday morning. The 35-year-old driver of the vehicle involved in the crash has been charged with DUI in the fatal accident. The accident involved a 32-year-old mother who was walking her three children all under the age of 5 to the babysitter's before she went to work. The family was walking along Westwood Street just after 4:00 a.m. with the youngest, a 1-year-old pushed in a stroller. The family crossed Westwood Northern Boulevard walking south on McHenry following the left-hand sidewalk where the neon lights on Harrison Avenue come into view.