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October 24, 2011

Trailer overturns on Ohio hayride, injuring 28

Associated Press

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Authorities say a trailer carrying 30 to 40 people on a hayride overturned in northern Ohio when the tractor pulling it drove off the road, injuring 28.

State Highway Patrol troopers say driver Michael Hermes had open alcohol containers and refused to take a sobriety test Saturday night. Police got a warrant to draw his blood for analysis.

Hermes was booked into Erie County Jail and released on $10,000 bond. A message left at a phone number that appeared to be his was not immediately returned.

Two passengers have been airlifted to a hospital, where they were in fair condition. Troopers haven't given details on their injuries. A Perkins Township fire captain says other victims were being treated for bruises and possible broken bones.

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