SHELBY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A snowplow was struck in Shelby County Monday night.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), a snowplow had been traveling north and spreading salt on I-75 near Botkins when it was rear-ended by an impaired driver. The collision happened around 9:30 p.m on Jan. 24.
The driver did not suffer any life-threatening injuries said ODOT in a tweet. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the driver was arrested for OVI. The snowplow driver was uninjured.
ODOT urged drivers to slow down and to give crews room to work.
In a tweet on Jan. 24 at 11:30 a.m., ODOT reported that so far this winter, 16 plow trucks had been struck. Monday’s crash brought the total to 17.