WKYC meteorologist Hollie Strano charged with OVI following Thanksgiving crash

A 19-year-old Akron man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon, police said.

WKYC TV on-air meteorologist Hollie Strano was arrested and charged with an OVI after crashing her car on Akron-Peninsula Road on Thanksgiving.

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She is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at 2 p.m. in Cuyahoga Falls Mayor's Court.

A report provided by the city states Cuyahoga Falls police were alerted to a possible intoxicated driver around 7:30 p.m. and found Strano driving a 2023 Cadillac XT5 SUV that was driving outside of its lane. The officer reported he began following her as she allegedly reached 70 mph in a 35 mph zone heading toward the Akron border.

A dashcam video the department released shows an officer following a vehicle, which goes left over the center line before gradually veering the opposite direction until it drives off the right side of the road and strikes a utility pole.

Police said Strano had a blood alcohol level of 0.244%, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08%.

The crash happened in front of the Towpath Tennis Center in Akron, where a fire hydrant was also struck. Strano declined medical treatment and was released to a third party, police said.

Micki Byrnes, general manager at WKYC Studios, told the station, "This is a personnel matter and we are not going to comment at this time."

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: WKYC meteorologist Strano charged with OVI after Thanksgiving crash