In a stunning reversal of public policy, the Cincinnati Police Department has decided to abandon its decision to stop writing accident reports and tickets following minor car crashes. Last July, Cincinnati police quietly unveiled a new policy in which officers were told not to get involved in cases of minor fender benders. In response to a large public outcry, the police department has now decided to go back to writing reports and tickets. That policy went back into effect on June 1.
A former Ohio State University professor died on June 3 while driving back from viewing the Princess Diana exhibit in Cincinnati. According to a spokesperson with the Ohio State Patrol, the 63-year-old woman's car was struck from behind as she was slowing down along with other motorists near the site of a previous accident.
This last weekend has been deadly for motorcyclists in Ohio. Three people died from motorcycle accidents on Saturday, June 8. According to the Ohio State Police, one of those deaths occurred in Portage Township, Ohio, around 10:45 p.m. Police say that a Boardman, Ohio, man was riding a motorcycle along with a passenger when they collided with a pickup truck that pulled out in front of them.
On May 22, the Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted a mock crash drill at Indian Creek High School in Wintersville, Ohio. The troopers worked in conjunction with multiple first responders to give high school kids a sobering look at what a drunk driving accident might look like in real life.