Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The State Highway Patrol has fired a trooper accused of driving drunk and hitting two parked cars outside a Short North bar.
Fewer people died on Ohio roadways and officials credit DUI arrests.
Columbus police plan to spend the holiday weekend cracking down on drunk drivers. From July 3rd through the 5th, police will have extra traffic officers working overtime, and those suspected of driving under the influence may face additional consequences.
The Franklin County DUI Task Force will be working overtime this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and the NCAA play offs.
Repeat drunken drivers might face a range of additional restrictions if some Ohio lawmakers get their way.
A man with a criminal record of 20convictions of driving under the influence was sentenced in Akron Tuesday to 16.5 years in prison.
Prosecutors, judges and juries often use the results of breathazlyzer tests to convict people of driving drunk. But many defense attorneys say the tests are not always reliable.