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Alcohol, drug present in more than half fatal one-way crashes in state

By Lou Grieco - Staff Writer

More than a third of wrong-way crashes in Ohio result in a fatality, and more than half of wrong-way drivers were suspected of alcohol or drug impairment, according to a report released Friday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

“What we learned from this study is that most of these crashes are occurring at night, by impaired drivers, said Col. John Born, patrol superintendent. “And that these types of crashes will more than likely end with a fatality.”

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