Friday, May 17, 2013
Check Patch Saturday to find out the exact location of the checkpoint.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the checkpoint it announced earlier this week was will be in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location of the drunken driving checkpoint will be known Saturday morning. Check Patch for an update. The checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to a press release from the Ravenna post. "Based on provisional data, there were 452 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 494 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lt. Christopher Heverly, commander of the Ravenna Post, said in a prepared statement. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The county where the checkpoint will be set up will not be announced until the day prior to the operation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol sent out a press release Monday morning notifying the public that state troopers will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint sometime this week. The county where the checkpoint will be set up will be announced the day before and the exact location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. "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," the patrol said in a prepared statement. Additional support for the checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement agencies. Check Patch for updates when they are available.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Information provided by the Stow Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
A 40-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was pulled over at the intersection of Graham and Fishcreek roads on Jan. 7 after running a red light, according to a Stow policereport. The officer clocked Daniel Pivarski driving 60 mph in a 35 mph, zone, the report said. After running the red light, he was pulled over. Officers could tell Pivarski was heavily intoxicated and he was holding a mug with an iced mixed drink in it, the report said. Pivarski also had a jar with two small bags of marijuana in it. The man refused a breath test. Police charged Pivarski with drunken driving, speeding, running a red light and possession of drugs. Pivarski has three prior drunken driving convictions, according to police.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Before you head out to those Christmas parties without a designated driver, you better check this chart.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
If you insist on driving after a few drinks, here's what you should know about how alcohol affects your system and your criminal record.
Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? As we head into the holiday season, Patch wants you to know when enough is enough. When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Ohio's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. The limit for people under 21 is 0.02, said Bath Township Chief Michael McNeely. Is it concievable for someone to blow a 0.01 and still be charged? "Yes…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
On Nov. 24 around 3 a.m., Stow Police pulled over a 20-year-old Hudson woman for driving on the wrong side of the road. Police said the woman drove her car left of center on Steels Corners Drive near the State Route 8 ramp. Police said the woman, 20, was under the influence of alcohol. Driving left of center is a minor-misdemeanor and the underage offense, as well as the OVI, are both first-degree misdemeanors in this situation. The woman was released on a personal recognizance bond.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A total of 515 vehicles went through the checkpoint set up on Oct. 27 on Kent Road.
The Summit County OVI Task Force saw 515 vehicles go through its checkpoint in Stow on Oct. 27 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Of the hundreds of vehicles that went through the checkpoint at 4163 Kent Rd., 22 were pulled off to the side for further investigation. Here are the stats provided by the Stow Police Department:
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 …
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 …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will announce the location of the checkpoint the morning of the operation.
A sobriety checkpoint will be coming to an Ohio county at some point this week, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol has not yet announced where it will be just yet. The highway patrol announced in a press release that in the next few days, they will say which county, and the exact location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. At a March sobriety checkpoint on St. Patrick's Day in Brimfield on State Route 43 netted 25 arrests from the 582 cars that passed through. Of the 25 arrested, 17 were charged with drunken driving. “Based on provisional data, there were 332 [drunk driving] related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year in Ohio,” said Lieutenant Nakia J. Hendrix, Commander of the Patrol’s Ravenna Post, in a …