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 …
Monday, March 12, 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. "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," a press release stated. Wherever the checkpoint is set…
Monday, December 12, 2011
Ohio Highway Patrol: Majority of people killed on the road still aren't wearing seatbelts.
More people are buckling up in the car, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. According to Ohio’s 2010 Observational Seatbelt Survey, 83.8 percent of motorists were found to be in compliance with Ohio’s safety belt law — a significant increase from the 72.9 percent observed in 2002. But it's still not enough. Last year more than 60 percent of the people killed on Ohio’s roadways were not wearing a safety belt. “It’s simple - safety belts save lives and reduce injury in crashes,” said Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent, in a news release. “It is the easiest thing you can do to protect yourself, your family and your friends.” The Patrol is encouraging all motorists to buckle up this holiday season and continue to do so throughout…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thanks to a state grant, the Westlake Police Department will have additional officers on duty tonight to help keep drunk drivers off the road.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, anticipating heavier than usual traffic over the Thanksgiving weekend, released a video that could dampen some enthusiasm for holiday spirits. The eight-minute video shows compelling footage from actual traffic stops. “Any experienced police officer will tell you there’s a lot of drinking that goes on the night before Thanksgiving,” said Westlake Police Capt. Guy Turner. Westlake police made 14 arrests the night before last year's Thanksgiving, which is a lot for any night of the year, he said. “So, especially if you’re hosting an event, you have to make sure that you don’t confuse hospitality with getting people lit." Turner added that, thanks to a state grant, the Westlake Police Department will have two …