Ohio State Highway Patrol arrests 118 motorists for drunken driving last month in Lorain County

EATON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Elyria Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested 118 motorists for drunken driving last month in Lorain County.

This brings the year to date total of OVI arrests to 542 through Aug. 31, a spokesperson said.

Additionally, six alcohol- or drug-related fatal crashes occurred in Lorain County this year resulting in the loss of seven lives.

There have been a total of 10 lives lost in nine fatal crashes in Lorain County this year.

Officials said this is a significant reduction from the same time period last year when there were already 25 traffic-related fatalities in Lorain County.

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