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Former Trooper Admits To Coercing Women Drivers Into Sex Acts

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Bryan Lee, a former trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of women by coercing them into sex acts in exchange for dropping traffic charges.
6:48AM
October
30, 2014

A former Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper from Lancaster has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of several woman by forcing them into sexual acts in exchange for dropping traffic charges.

Trooper Fired After Latest Drunk Driving Charge

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10:36AM
March 25, 2014

The State Highway Patrol has fired a trooper accused of driving drunk and hitting two parked cars outside a Short North bar.

Highway Patrol Writing Fewer Tickets Under Higher Speed Limit

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The patrol says it issued about 19,000 speeding tickets in July, August and September on the 12 sections of rural interstate where the speed limit was increased on July 1. That's fewer than troopers wrote during the same period in the past two years
8:48AM
October 28, 2013

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says its troopers have written fewer tickets on some stretches of highway where the speed limit was bumped to 70 mph earlier this year.

Patrol Says Much Greater Chance Of Death In Wrong-Way Crashes

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol finds wrong-way crashes on highways are rare, but can be fatal.
4:16PM
June 28, 2013

A new report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol finds that while wrong-way crashes on divided highways like interstates are rare, they’re much more likely to result in fatalities.

ODOT Worker Killed In Tractor Trailer Crash

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An O-DOT worker was killed in a traffic crash this morning on I-71 in Delaware, Co.
11:39AM
April 22, 2013

An Ohio Department of Transportation worker was killed on I-71 NB this morning in Delaware.

Will New 70 MPH Interstate Speeds Cause More Crashes?

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On July 1st, ODOT will re-sign certain sections of rural Ohio Interstates. That could result in fewer speeding tickets, but safety advocates say it will make Ohio roadways more dangerous.
6:11AM
April 3, 2013

The speed limit on rural stretches of Ohio interstates will increase July 1st to 70 miles per hour. Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law earlier this week. But higher speeds have reignited debate over safety concerns.

Patrol Reports Sharp Increases In Drug Seizures

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Franklin County led the state with 310 drug arrests in the first half of 2012.
9:57AM
July 25, 2012

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says heroin seizures in the first half of 2012 increased 327 compared to the same period last year.

Patrol Says Ohio Had Fewest Traffic Deaths In 2011

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6:24PM
July 7, 2012

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says final data confirm the number of traffic deaths in 2011 is the smallest annual total on record for Ohio.

Troopers Seize 32 Kilos Of Cocaine Near Springfield

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12:22PM
June 27, 2012

The State Highway Patrol seized an estimated $2.8 million in cocaine from a tractor-trailer near Springfield Wednesday morning.

Former State Trooper From Powell Gets 50 Months Behind Bars

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Prosecutors say Benjamin Richardson deceived lenders into giving loans that he never paid back, then filed for bankruptcy without reporting income he received from a nightclub he co-owned with a narcotics trafficker.
2:41PM
June 25, 2012

Prosecutors say Benjamin Richardson deceived lenders into giving loans that he never paid back, then filed for bankruptcy without reporting income he received from a nightclub he co-owned with a narcotics trafficker.