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.
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 …
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…