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2009 Media Releases


December 23, 2009 - Captain David W. Dicken Appointed 16th Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent more

December 23, 2009 - 14 Officers Graduate from Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class more

December 22, 2009 - Drivers urged to use patience and prepare for driving in winter weather this Holiday more

December 18, 2009 - Patrol releases “Top 10” worst OVI counties in Ohio more

December 17, 2009 - Patrol releases video of trooper stopping vehicle weaving on roadway and into cornfields more

December 16, 2009 - Highway Patrol graduates 38 cadets in ceremony today more

December 16, 2009 - New Holiday Hours for Driver Examination Stations throughout state more

December 15, 2009 - 149th Patrol Academy Class will graduate tomorrow more

December 15, 2009 - Troopers net 3 kilos of heroin, valued at $1.2 million, in two weekend traffic stops more

December 1, 2009 - Sergeant Durant to serve as Patrol spokesperson more

November 30, 2009 - Crashes and felony arrests up this Thanksgiving Holiday; OVI arrests decrease more

November 25, 2009 - Cincinnati Bengals receive Patrol’s 2009 Partners for Safety Award more

November 25, 2009 - Trooper stops vehicle with incoherent driver with his cruiser more

November 23, 2009 - Media Availablity - Cincinnati Bengals to receive Patrol’s Partners for Safety Award more

November 20, 2009 - Patrol troopers stop suicidal man from taking his own life more

October 29, 2009 - Patrol’s statistical recap shows areas where most driving under suspension arrests take place more

October 20, 2009 - Patrol plans specific enforcement and education for nearly $1.2 million in federal grant money more

October 15, 2009 -Patrol observes National School Bus Safety Week “Avoid Harm, Obey The Stop Arm“ more

October 9, 2009 - Steubenville woman arrested for Illegal Drug Conveyance more

October 5, 2009 - Lebanon Corrections Officer arrested for Illegal Drug Activity more

October 3, 2009 - Five member panel to oversee selection process for 16th Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent more

September 28, 2009 - Patrol seizes 31 pounds of BC Bud marijuana, valued at more than $124,000 in Lorain County traffic stop more

September 25, 2009 - Patrol’s statistical recap shows areas where most illegal weapon arrests take place more

September 22, 2009 - Captain Kevin Teaford Appointed Interim State Highway Patrol Superintendent more

September 14, 2009 - Patrol seizes 45 kilos of cocaine, valued at $4.5 million in Preble County traffic stop more

September 9, 2009 - Patrol Reports Safer Labor Day weekend more - Holiday Report

September 3, 2009 - Patrol urges no drinking and driving this Holiday weekend more

August 26, 2009 - Patrol seizes nearly 6 kilos of cocaine, valued at more than $850,000 in Lucas County traffic stop more

August 25, 2009 - Patrol statistics reveal speeding as cause of 58 percent of juvenile at-fault traffic crashes more

August 19, 2009 - Troopers make more than 15 drug arrests each day this year - Total Patrol drug arrests up three percent more

August 17, 2009 - Sergeant Reeder to serve as Patrol spokesperson more

August 13, 2009 - Public’s assistance sought for walk-away patient from Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare System more

August 3, 2009 - Patrol seizes 150 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $340,000, in Preble County traffic stop more

August 3, 2009 - Patrol’s statistical recap shows areas where most identity crime arrests take place more

July 30, 2009 - Cincinnati woman arrested for Illegal Drug Conveyance at Warren Correctional Institution more

July 28, 2009 - Patrol seeks public assistance in locating escaped suspect more

July 10, 2009 - 14 Officers Graduate from Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class more

July 9, 2009 - Media Availablity - 123rd Basic Peace Officer Class to graduate Friday more

July 7, 2009 - Patrol seizes 5 kilos of cocaine, valued at $750,000, in Lucas County traffic stop more

July 6, 2009 - Patrol reports safest July 4th Holiday in 11 years more

July 4, 2009 - Patrol and CPD investigating officer-involved shooting in Columbus more

June 29, 2009 - Patrol encourages drivers to think before getting behind the wheel impaired this Fourth of July weekend more

June 22, 2009 - Patrol seeing a rise in motorcycle violations - Statistical recap shows speed violations up 25 percent - license/endorsement violations up 32 percent more

June 1, 2009 - Roadcheck 2009 features 72-hour focus on Commercial Motor Vehicle safety more

May 27, 2009 - Patrol goes green by equipping fleet with solar panels to save fuel and extend vehicle battery life more

May 26, 2009 - Patrol reports 12 fatalities this Memorial Day Weekend more

May 19, 2009 - Patrol encourages drivers to think before getting behind the wheel impaired this Memorial Day weekend more

May 7, 2009 - “Operation Safe Student” to focus on motor coach safety - Inspections at Kings Island and Cedar Point more

May 7, 2009 - Media Availablity - Patrol to honor fallen officers and support personnel at memorial ceremony more

April 28, 2009 - Patrol made 25,512 OVI arrests in 2008 - Statistical recap shows counties where most OVI arrests occur more

April 22, 2009 - Patrol Investigators nab West Virginia family in vending machine thefts along Interstates more

April 6, 2009 - Patrol plans OVI sobriety checkpoints more

April 3, 2009 - Patrol to appoint 15 new Auxiliary members tomorrow more

March 30, 2009 - Sergeant Taulbee to serve as Patrol spokesperson more

March 23, 2009 - Elyria woman arrested for Illegal Drug Conveyance at Lorain Correctional Institution more

March 16, 2009 - Patrol issues 74,507 citations for Aggressive Speed in 2008: Statistical recap shows counties where most Aggressive Speeding takes place more Aggressive Driving: 20+ mph Over the Speed Limit

March 5, 2009 - Dayton man arrested for Illegal Drug Conveyance at Warren Correctional Institution more

March 3, 2009 - Patrol releases report showing 2008 Metro Initiative successes- Statistics illustrate 40 percent decrease in fatalities and 17 percent decrease in injuries more

March 2, 2009 - Cincinnati woman arrested for Illegal Drug Conveyance at Warren Correctional Institution more

February 26, 2009 - Dayton woman arrested for Illegal Drug Conveyance at Lebanon Correctional Institution more

February 26, 2009 - Trooper’s recovered 721 stolen vehicles last year, with a cash value of more than $5 million more

February 23, 2009 - Patrol to discontinue their 1-888-2-OH-ROAD Weather/Road Hotline in March more

February 13, 2009 - Patrol Announces Annual Awards more

February 9, 2009 - Patrol announces plans for weekend OVI checkpoint more

February 6, 2009 - A trooper and sergeant awarded Patrol’s Citation of Merit for pulling woman from burning car more

February 5, 2009 - Media Advisory - A trooper and sergeant to be awarded highest honors by Patrol for pulling woman out of burning car more

January 9, 2009 - Xenia woman arrested for Illegal Drug Conveyance at Warren Correctional Institution more

January 5, 2009 - Patrol seizes 3 pounds of BC Bud marijuana, valued at more than $135,000 in Lucas County traffic stop more

January 5, 2009 - Patrol reports 10 holiday weekend fatalities on Ohio roads more


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