Sobriety Checkpoint Location on S.R. 59 Announced

The checkpoint will be set up from 10 p.m. April 14 until 2 a.m. April 15

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the April 14 will be set up on State Route 59 in Kent near milepost 3.

The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, will be conducted with the help of the from 10 p.m. Saturday April 14 until 2 a.m. Sunday April 15. 

"The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes," according to a press release. 

The most recent checkpoint in . 

David Witner April 14, 2012 at 01:07 PM
You missed the one on SR 93 @ State Street last night !
Kate Bigam April 14, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Shame on Patch for publishing this information, which then allows drunk drivers to avoid this spot and get away with their dangerous habits elsewhere.
Andrew Dee April 14, 2012 at 05:03 PM
I was going to say, I'm surprised the Patrol announces this kind of thing in advanced. Seems more like something they would want to keep under wraps?
Jack Kelly April 14, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Actually, Kate & Andrew -- law enforcement releases this so it IS published (I believe they are somewhat required to do so). And drunks (along with those who have suspensions and possibly warrants) will still be picked up because not everyone goes online, reads Patch, etc. Or the 'drunks' will simply forget.
bill budner April 14, 2012 at 05:45 PM
they have to post the info publicly because it's lightweight illegal/entrapment.
Kay McIntosh April 14, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Welcome to a police state. Stopping innocent people who may not have been drinking at all. It'll only get worse.
Mindy Davis April 14, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Seriously Kate? If the police didn't want the information to get out, why would THEY release it? They do so, so that nobody can claim entrapment.
Joann Storey April 19, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Police State? That's a bit of a stretch. The purpose is to save lives. If you're innocent and not drinking at all, then you have nothing to worry about.
Kate Bigam June 27, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Law enforcement has to publish it; media outlets do not.
Kate Bigam June 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM
The police are required by law to do it. I just don't like seeing media outlets & folks using social media to publicize these spots - it just makes it easier for drunks to avoid them & drive drunk elsewhere.


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