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In the News: Attorney Friedman Represents WKYC Meteorologist Amidst OVI Charges

In the News: Attorney Friedman Represents WKYC Meteorologist Amidst OVI Charges

Veteran WKYC Meteorologist Hollie Strano has secured Attorney Ian Friedman as her legal representation amidst OVI charges from an incident that occurred on Thanksgiving in Summit County. Strano is also charged with having a high blood-alcohol level and driving in marked lanes or continuous lines of traffic, records show.

According to WKYC, a police officer spotted Strano driving on Akron-Peninsula Road nearly 70 mph in a 35 mph zone. A dashcam video obtained by WKYC shows the officer turn around and begin following Strano with his emergency lights on.

Moments later, Strano’s vehicle weaves and goes off the right side of the road, striking a utility pole and causing the vehicle to flip and spin around. The pole was broken by the impact, the video shows.

In an interview with, Ian provides that “thankfully” Strano was not hurt in the crash.

“To be clear, this is Hollie’s first-ever encounter with the justice system,” Friedman says in the statement. “During this difficult time, I hope that people will extend their support to her and honor her privacy.”

Records show that Strano is scheduled to be arraigned in Cuyahoga Falls Mayor’s Court on Thursday, November 30th.

Case Update: On November 30, 2023, Strano plead guilty to OVI involving drunken crash; license suspended.

If you or someone you know is in need of award-winning legal representation in matters of OVI, we encourage you to speak with our team of tenacious attorneys at Friedman Nemecek & Long, L.L.C.

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