Today, the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a press release stating that there were fewer traffic fatalities this Thanksgiving than the previous two years. During the reporting period, between November 23 and November 27, only 14 people were killed on Ohio's roadways, a decrease from 2009 and 2010 when 20 and 18 people lost their lives.
Although traffic related fatalities were down, DUI/OVI arrests increased more than 14 percent and drug arrests more than 37 percent compared to last year. One stop in Preble County, Ohio on Thanksgiving Day resulted in the seizure of an estimated $800,000 in cash.
The attorneys of DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder are always pleased to see fewer fatalities on Ohio's roadways. However, the increase in DUI/OVI and drug arrests may be attributable more to overzealous law enforcement rather than an actual increase in criminal activity. The attorneys of DiCaudo & Yoder, LLC have decades of experience defending the rights of individuals accused of DUI/OVI. If you have been charged with DUI/OVI, contact the attorneys at DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder today.