Deer hunting the hard way

I heard the basic story and indicated commentary on a local radio news
program. Additional commentary is mine.

Reported on WCDR, Cedarville, Ohio, on 22 August 1996:

No, that isnt a new speed bump. Highway workers in an Ohio county
recently paved over a dead deer laying on the edge of the road.
When asked why they did it, the manager of their garage said that they
didnt see it. The mayor of a nearby town said that the deer had been
laying there for about three weeks.

The Director of the Ohio Highway Department said that it is not the
states policy to pave over carcasses in the road.

And then the reporters commentary:

Not the states policy? Does this mean this has happened before?

And my (imaginary) follow-up story:

The game warden for that area, when he learned of the incident, began an
investigation to see if the highway workers had engaged in poaching. When
he learned that the paving process involves petroleum products at high
temperature, he closed the investigation stating that clearly the deer
was fried, not poached.

And my commentary:

Will this incident cause the present law that restricts hunting from a
vehicle to be amended to permit hunting from paving equipment?

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