Thursday, May 10, 2012
Don't be alarmed if you see a helicopter landing at the high school Friday, it's all part of a mock accident.
Students at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School will witness what could happen if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol on prom night May 11. The annual Prom Promise event is happening from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to learn about the consequences of drinking and driving. The event will begin with a mock drunk driving accident in front of the high school followed by a mock funeral, trial and guest speaker, who will share a personal story about how a drunk driving accident claimed the life of a family member. A helicopter will land during the mock accident and EMS and Stow Police will be there along with a pastor and magistrate. Students will be receive the Prom Promise Pledge at the conclusion of the event. Watch the video attached …
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.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The specific location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning, the day of the operation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced a drunk driving checkpoint will be set up in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location will be announced Saturday morning. “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 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 latest checkpoint was in Portage County in Brimfield on St. Patrick's Day. Officers arrested 17 for drunk driving.
Monday, April 9, 2012
When the place and time is announced, Patch will post an update on the site. Continue to check the site this week to find out the details.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Monday morning that a sobriety checkpoint will be set up soon ... but the place and time has not been announced yet. The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. The purpose of the checkpoint is to intercept impaired drivers, according to the OSHP. “Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lieutenant Nakia J. Hendrix, Commander of the Patrol’s 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 …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
“What’s at Stake?” - Compelling video of a near head-on crash involving an innocent motorist and an alleged impaired driver. Lance Morrison, the innocent driver, and the trooper involved will share their personal experiences.
If knowing that local law enforcement is increasing patrols this weekend isn't enough to keep drivers from driving while impaired, then maybe this compelling video released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol is. "We are increasing our patrols for this week utilizing hours we are allotted as part of a grant to the Summit County OVI Task Force which is a multi-jurisdictional task force made up of many communities in Summit County," said Stow Police Lt. Anne Stirm." We are working 16 additional hours of targeted enforcement this week specifically with hours from the grant. All officers are aware of the increased potential for impaired drivers throughout the holiday season. They are encouraged to use self-directed patrol time to seek out these …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
A drunk driving car accident will be simulated Friday morning at the high school for prom promise.
Students at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School will be witness to what could happen if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol on prom night May 21. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. students will attend a mock funeral service with a visiting minister. Then, a simulated car crash in the gravel parking lot will take place with a possible helicopter landing, said Amanda Murray, student council advisor. Following the demonstration outside, stuents will have a mock court trial. The trial has been developed by Teacher John Moyer's AP government class, said Murray. Following the simulation, there will be a visiting speaker to talk about similar personal events and how it affected their lives. The seniors will be dismissed from this event to their …