June 25, 2016


Crashes keep troopers on toes

Snow-covered roads kept the local posts of the Ohio Highway Patrol busy most of Saturday and into the morning hours of Sunday.

One accident in Henrietta Township had patrol officers searching for the driver on Rolfe Road, west of Gore Orphanage Road.

According to the Norwalk post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Bret Oldaker, 23, of Medina, was charged with OVI after his 2004 Chevy Malibu crashed and rolled over three times.

Oldaker was able to walk away from the scene, but officers traced his whereabouts from blood drops, the Norwalk patrol said.

β€œHe walked to a buddy’s house down the road,” the Norwalk patrol post said.

Oldaker refused to be transported to a medical facility, but he did sustain injuries.

The Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol responded to 21 accidents.

According to the patrol, the accidents were all weather-related in Lorain County.

The National Weather Service reported 4.9 inches of snow blanketed the county Saturday.

An additional 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected today.

Contact Melissa Linebrink at 329-7155 or mlinebrink@chroniclet.com.


About Melissa Linebrink

Melissa Linebrink covers Grafton, LaGrange and Columbia Township for The Chronicle, and writes the "Mommy Wars" column. She can be reached at 329-7243 or MLinebrink@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter.