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The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Saturday morning that a drunken driving checkpoint will be in Kent overnight. The checkpoint is scheduled from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday on State Route 59 near milepost 3. The checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds to deter and intercept impaired drivers. "The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes," according to a OSHP press release. "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."
Joshua B. Tipton of Stow was sentenced to the mandatory prison time.
Joshua B. Tipton, 27, of Stow, was sentenced to six years in prison and to pay a $10,000 fine after being found guilty of making methamphetamines near a Kent school this winter. "Your honor, I maintain I’m innocent of these charges other than being in the paddy wagon,” Tipton was reported saying in a Record Courier story. “I’m innocent, sir.” Read more about the two-day trial, like how Tipton plans to appeal the decision, in the full Record Courier story. Lori L. Claeys, 37, of Echo Valley Drive in Stow, was also arrested for making methamphetamine in the Kent house less than two blocks from Holden Elementary School. Claeys, Tipton and Kenneth J. Brewster, 45, of Kent were arrested Dec. 14 at 319 W. Elm St. after a joint investigation …
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.