Troopers release Ohio Turnpike wrong-way driver video

Ohio State Highway patrol has released cruiser camera footage of a driver traveling the wrong way on the Ohio Turnpike on Tuesday.
Sandusky Register Staff
Aug 31, 2012

Ohio State Highway patrol has released cruiser camera footage of a driver traveling the wrong way on the Ohio Turnpike on Tuesday.

Joseph Kozar, 67, of Amherst was arrested after he rammed a patrol cruiser while traveling the wrong way on the Ohio Turnpike.

Troopers had to deploy stop sticks to get Kozar to pull over. No one was injured during the incident.

Kozar was charged with vehicular assault, operating a vehicle under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless operation.

“This compelling video demonstrates the enormous danger that impaired drivers cause to innocent motorists,” said Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent in a statement. “Motorists are reminded that if you plan to drink this holiday weekend, plan ahead and designate a sober driver- if you drive impaired, you will be arrested.”

Click the player above to watch the video.

Comments

wiredmama222

You might want to show this video to the judge hearing his case.  JUST before they throw the BOOK at this loser.

Gardenman

Amazing how law enforecemtn and in this case the OSP put their lives on the line for us everyday in situations like this and say "I was only doing my job,"  Makes you wonder how these officers or any law officers can go home after a shift and relax, I am glad somebody else has the guts to do this job for it sure would not be me. Thanks to these law enforcement officers for all they do to keep our highways safe.

twosenseworth

Justice is served when the vehicle is taken away from the offender.   No vehicle, no offense.   There has to be an equitable manner in dealing with the constant OVI offender, other than slapping their wrist, which is simply not effective.

wheezer57

 geeeze,not quite how i wanted to remember a high school teacher,,,sad.

mikeylikesit

just a good old boy  never meaning no harm    EVERYBODY SING!

Curley

I remember Joe Kozar playing football for Lorain Admiral King against The Sandusky Blue Streaks and Stew Williams holding Kozar for football. I have talked to Joe on the phone and he is a wonderful person