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Lorain County says it has a drunk driving problem

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 11:35:37-04

LORAIN, Ohio — There’s a drunk driving problem in Lorain County. According to public health officials, there have been four crashes that have resulted in five deaths — all of which were caused by drunk drivers.

According to Lorain County Public Health, the crashes all involved male drivers who had a blood alcohol level of at least 0.200 — more than two times the legal limit in Ohio. Three of the drivers were above 30 years old.

One of the crashes, which happened on Feb. 11, involved two drunk drivers. In that instance, both the at-fault driver and the other driver were found to be under the influence, health officials stated.

Another crash, which happened March 29 on I-90, involved a wrong-way drunk driver, health officials said. The at-fault driver was driving eastbound in the westbound lane and struck another car.

The county is considering partnering with ride-share services to reduce the amount of drunk driving incidents.

For more information on public health services, click here.