Wednesday, November 21, 2012
It's one of the biggest drinking days of the year — but authorities are urging people to celebrate responsibly.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, anticipating heavier than usual traffic over the Thanksgiving weekend, released a video last year that could dampen some enthusiasm for holiday spirits. The eight-minute video shows compelling footage from actual traffic stops. Last Thanksgiving weekend, 14 people were killed in traffic accidents. That figure has increased from 10 people who were killed on Ohio's roadways in 2011. Each year between Thanksgiving and New Year's, nearly 39 people die in crashes, the Patrol says. Of the 42.5 million Americans who will travel over the coming holiday weekend, about 90 percent will be driving, according to AAA. "The Stow Police Department will be out in force looking for drivers who are operating motor vehicles …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The exact location and time will be announced Saturday morning.
On Saturday evening, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint somewhere in Portage County. The exact location of the checkpoint won't be released until Saturday morning. The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. "Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year and 7,507injured in Ohio," Lt. Nakia Hendrix, commander of the Ravenna Post, said. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVIarrests each year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving,but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways." Check Patch Saturday …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be looking for drunk drivers in Brimfield Aug. 25, 2012.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Saturday morning that it will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint in Brimfield with the help of the Brimfield Police Department. The exact location is at mile post 9 in Brimfield from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. "If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired," according to a press release from the patrol. To follow along with how the checkpoint is going, 'Like' the Brimfield Police Department's Facebook page. The chief is known to leave comments …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will announce the exact location Saturday morning.
Portage County will be the location of an OVI checkpoint sometime Saturday evening, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today. "Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year and 7,507 injured 11 Ohio," Lt. Nakia Hendrix, commander of the Ravenna Post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways." The patrol issued a release earlier this week warning that the sobriety checkpoint would be set up somewhere within the next week at an undetermined location. The exact location of the …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it will announce the location the morning of the operation.
There will be an OVI checkpoint somewhere in the area this week, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol has not announced the location or day yet. The patrol announced in a press release Monday morning from Ravenna that sometime in the next seven days a sobriety checkpoint will be set up to "deter and intercept impaired drivers." The day before the checkpoint is set up, the county where it will take place will be announced. The morning of the checkpoint, the location will be announced. “Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year in Ohio,” said Lt. Nakia J. Hendrix, Commander of the Patrol’s Ravenna Post. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in combating …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department.
Stow Police officers said a mother of two was pulled over May 11 and subsequently charged for drunken driving and endangering children. Officers pulled over a 1996 green Chevy Lumina on State Route 8 north near the Graham Road exit May 11 around 5 p.m. According to the report, the woman was suspected of drinking alcohol. When officers pulled the 27-year-old from Cuyahoga Falls over, officers saw two young children in the car. The 4- and 5-year-old girls were the daughters of the Falls woman. She was arrested and charged with an OVI and endangering children, both first-degree misdemeanors in this situation. She was taken to Summit County Jail and released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Find out where in Portage County police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight until Saturday morning.
Brimfield Township, OH — This morning, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that a checkpoint will be set up on State Route 43 near milepost 9 in Brimfield Township. The checkpoint will be conducted from 10 p.m. tonight until 3 a.m. Saturday morning. The checkpoints are federally funded and local police departments assist in the operation. The purpose is to "deter and intercept impaired drivers," according to the OSHP. The last time a checkpoint was conducted in Brimfield, a total of 25 people were arrested on St. Patrick's Day. "Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year and 7,507 injured in Ohio,” Lt. Nakia Hendrix, commander of the Ravenna Post, said. “State troopers…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
On May 3 Stow Police pulled over a vehicle for a license and moving violation around 3 a.m. Officers said they suspected the driver, Joshua David Hopkins, 25, of Stow had been drinking. He was arrested and charged with an OVI, a first-degree misdemeanor, in this situation. His blood alcohol content was a .211, according to the report. Ohio's legal BAC limit is .08. Following the arrest, police searched Hopkins Chevy Silverado and found a loaded 9mm handgun on the front seat with two fully loaded handgun magazines. Hopkins was charged with having expired plates, a minor-misdemeanor, having a handgun, a fourth-degree felony, weaving and going across marked lanes, both minor-misdemeanors. Hopkins was taken to Summit County Jail.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
817 cars entered the Summit County OVI Task Force checkpoint this past Saturday and 773 made it out.
The Summit County OVI Task Force had quite a busy Saturday night after setting up a checkpoint along East Market Street in Akron. In total, 817 cars were stopped and searched. Of the drivers and passengers who were screened, 26 were charged with driving under suspension, six for misdemeanor drug possession, five for drunk driving, five for outstanding warrants and two for open containers, reports the Falls News Press. Peninsula Patrolman Eddie Westfall, who's worked on the task force for five years, called it a "pretty good weekend" but said the high volume of arrests wasn't totally surprising. The East Market intersection was chosen due to the above average number of drunk driving arrests and drinking-related accidents that have occurred…
Saturday, April 14, 2012
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 drunk driving checkpoint in Portage County 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 Kent Police Department 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 Brimfield on St. Patrick's Day nabbed 17 drunk drivers.