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Caution: Drunken Driving Checkpoint Friday, Here's Where it's Happening

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. 

"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.”

Debbie S. May 18, 2012 at 07:13 PM
joe - That's an informative link! I'm glad to see that the highest court in the land has considered and ruled on this issue. Hopefully measured studies have been done showing that advanced publicity actually does have a deterrent effect (so it's not just supposition). I know I'm not the only one who wants people who drink and drive not only caught, but prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! Thanks for the conversation. (-:
DEAD MAN WALKIN May 18, 2012 at 11:22 PM
IF CHIEF OLIVER TRIES TO PULL ME OVER TONIGHT IM GONNA LEAD HIM ON A HIGH SPEED PURSUIT THREW THE COUNTY....
Amanda Harnocz May 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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Troy McClure May 19, 2012 at 07:24 PM
And maybe while you're being all macho, you can learn where your CAPS LOCK button is on your keyboard.
Troy McClure May 19, 2012 at 07:26 PM
I believe they have to release this information to the media, as a result of some lawsuit/legal action a few years ago. Whether the media outlet wants to publish it is up to them. But, these things -- although announced -- still nab people.

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